Why aren’t we working with Japan and India?

By Michael Green and Daniel Twining Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in India for a strategic dialogue that will focus on how China’s ascendance is transforming Asia. At her next stop, Indonesia, she is to hold trilateral consultations — U.S.-Japan-Korea and U.S.-Japan-Australia — on the margins of a broader regional forum. The Obama administration […]

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Funding the Right Force to Protect America

A battle continues to rage in Washington over the 2011 federal budget, and a long-term war on how to cut the $14.3 trillion dollar deficit is about to begin. But as political opponents spar over spending, the United States military is waging a real war in Afghanistan, helping to stabilize Iraq, conducting operations across the […]

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Turkey Informs UN It Seized Iranian Arms Shipment

Turkey informed a UN Security Council panel it seized a cache of weapons Iran was exporting in violations of a UN arms embargo, Reuters reported on Thursday. The report to the council’s Iran sanctions committee, said a March 21 inspection turned up the weapons, which were listed as “auto spare parts” on the plane’s cargo […]

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Back to the Shores of Tripoli?

by Daniel Pipes National Review Online March 10, 2011 The official hymn of the U.S. Marine Corps famously begins with “From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, we fight our country’s battles on the land as on the sea.” The reference to Tripoli alludes to the Battle of Derna of 1805, the […]

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Satellite Photos: Another Nuclear Site in Syria

Western intelligence agencies have detected another nuclear plant in Syria – in a Damascus suburb. Following Israel’s bombing of a nuclear production plant in Syria over three years ago, another nuclear complex, albeit smaller, has now apparently been found, following close analysis of satellite photos. A German newspaper, the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ), reports that it […]

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Air Force Bids Farewell to Mossad Chief

The Israeli Air Force bid farewell this week to outgoing Mossad chief Meir Dagan in a special ceremony. During the modest event, which was attended by Air Force commander Maj. Gen. Ido Nechushtan, Dagan concluded eight successful years in office and spoke to senior commanders in the IAF. Dagan emphasized the great importance of the […]

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Missing the Point on Human Rights

The Norwegian Nobel Committee held its annual awards ceremony last week in Oslo, where it intended to award the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to Chinese intellectual and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo “for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.” Still imprisoned, Liu was prevented from traveling to Oslo to participate […]

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Japan’s Defense from North to South

When Japan’s Democratic Party (JDP) finally ended the hegemony of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) last year the expectations were that we would have a more pacifist government. After all a key component of the JDP were members of the Japan Socialist Party that had always stressed good relations with China and greater reluctance to […]

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