Washington Post: ‘Needed: A clear foreign policy of progressive realism’

President Trump’s impulsive belligerence sensibly arouses alarm across the political spectrum. Yet, reflexive opposition to all things Trump can have perverse effects. In 2008, Barack Obama swept to the Democratic Party’s nomination and the presidency, in part, because of his early opposition to President George W. Bush’s catastrophic war in Iraq, a stark contrast to[…]

CRFP Founder and Chairman: ‘$100 Billion in Weapons to the Saudis Buys a World Full of Hurt’

“$100 Billion in Weapons to the Saudis Buys a World Full of Hurt,” writes George D. O’Neill, Jr., founder and chairman of the Committee for Responsible Foreign Policy, in an op-ed published January 4, 2019 in The American Conservative. He continues: On December 13, the United States Senate made history with a vote invoking the[…]

Sen. Rand Paul: ‘Stop Military Aid to Saudi Arabia’

By now you’ve seen the headlines: An American resident, a Saudi Arabian journalist who wrote for The Washington Post, has gone missing abroad and is presumed dead. Jamal Khashoggi was last seen walking into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and Turkish security officials believe he was killed “on the orders of the Saudi royal court,”[…]

IWP: The Advent of the Authoritarian Seducers

by Thomas Flichy de La Neuville During the period of relative peace which took place during the second half of the eighteenth century, authoritarian seducers vegetated at the periphery of power, contenting themselves with satiating their appetites on female prey. Seduction, the artificial deception of others, had sometimes the attractive face of persuasion. Yet, a[…]