foreign policy

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    The Relationship Between Energy Independence & Foreign Policy

    Trump administration official Dan Brouillette made the case at a Raleigh forum on Friday that America is on the verge of energy independence — and that has a direct relationship to America’s foreign policy. Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal: “Today we stand on the cusp of energy independence,”…
    Donna Martinez, May 15, 2018
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    Sen. Ted Cruz talks foreign policy, Clinton, Rubio, Obamacare before JLF speech

    GOP presidential contender Ted Cruz speaks with reporters Monday. (CJ photo by Don Carrington) Before U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and an announced candidate for president spoke to the John Locke Foundation’s headliner luncheon, he took a few moments to speak with reporters gathered outside the North…
    Barry Smith, April 13, 2015
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    An ‘Obama doctrine’? TIME says no

    Regardless of the arguments put forward by other pundits, TIME’s Michael Crowley disputes the notion that President Obama’s foreign policy is based on any unified doctrine. Back when Barack Obama was a Senator, he had high expectations for a new…
    Mitch Kokai, April 4, 2011
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    Barone highlights the contradictions of our Libyan policy

    Michael Barone's latest Washington Examiner article tackles the Obama administration's approach to the turmoil in Libya: As one who hopes for success in this enterprise, I am dismayed by the contradictions in the course we are following. Some three weeks ago President Obama said Gadhafi "must go." But the U.N. Security Council resolution under which we are acting stops well short of this goal. Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen confirmed that Gadhafi may remain in power indefinitely. National Security Council staffer Ben Rhodes said, "It's not about regime change." If not, then the purported purpose of the operation, to "protect civilians," could be of unlimited duration. Libya might well be divided between a Gadhafi regime in the west around Tripoli and a rebel regime in the east around Benghazi.
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2011