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Stop-and-Go Isolationism

by Tod Lindbergvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

Outrage over “the next war”? Not if it’s about genocide. By Tod Lindberg.

Dealing with A Nuclear Iran

by Kori Schakevia Policy Review
Sunday, April 1, 2007

Some timely changes will help us cope with the unknown.

Dollars for Dinars

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

How shipping tons of U.S. currency to Iraq remade its economy—and was roundly criticized all the same. Good decision, bad press. By John B. Taylor.

Analysis and Commentary

Iran exposes Britain's weakness

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Sunday, April 1, 2007

Blair's timid response to his soldiers' abduction shows how weak-willed the once-imperial power has become...

Analysis and Commentary

Houses of Straw

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Friday, March 30, 2007

The EU’s delusions about the sufficiency of “soft” power are embarrassingly revealed...

Analysis and Commentary

The Twenty-Five Hundred Years’ War

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American
Friday, March 30, 2007

If a no-nonsense Greek infantryman holding the pass at Thermopylae were to be told that, 2,500 years in the future, Western constitutional states would still be facing an apocalyptic struggle with a totalitarian government in Persia, he would hardly be surprised...

In the News

Iran and its enablers

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Washington Times
Friday, March 30, 2007

Taking its behind-the-scenes diplomacy public, Britain has stepped up its pressure on Iran to release 15 sailors and marines taken hostage last week, and it's time for the rest of the international community to follow suit...

Analysis and Commentary

Faced with Iranian blackmail, Europe must show real solidarity

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, March 29, 2007

Last week, while the European Union celebrated 50 years of peace, freedom and solidarity, 15 Europeans were kidnapped from Iraqi territorial waters by Iranian Revolutionary Guards...

Analysis and Commentary

Beyond Iraq

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, March 29, 2007

The threat from radical Islamic terrorists will not vanish when President Bush leaves office, or if funds for the Iraq war are cut off in 2008...

In the News

British captives shown on TV

with Abbas Milanivia San Francisco Chronicle
Thursday, March 29, 2007

Diplomatic tensions between London and Tehran continued to rise Wednesday, as British officials demanded the release of 15 of its sailors and marines captured by Iranian forces and decried the captives' appearance on Iranian television...