By Doug Bandow

Policies for a perennial problem-state.

Easy foreign money has allowed Cairo to put off necessary reforms of its distorted, inefficient economy.

"America should reject any direct military role. In no case should the US be involved in occupying and pacifying the North."

It isn't clear what's causing the purges—but they make reform and stability unlikely.

Still unconvincing.

The Syrian civil war is clearly a tragedy. Yet, America should draw only one red line: against involvement.

The UK faces pressure from Spain and Argentina over Gibraltar and the Falklands. 

Should Washington extend a military guarantee that might require going to war against a nuclear-armed power over issues of minimal interest to America?

Georgia joining NATO would be bad for NATO. And Georgia's NATO campaign has been bad for Georgia.

Will a new emir change foreign and domestic policy?

Washington's presumption that it can control events around the globe has been exposed as an illusion.

As the hawkish new national-security adviser starts, the risk of a legacy-ruining entanglement goes up.

Little progress on substantive issues will be made at the G-8 summit.

Paris finally is acting like it can't always rely on Washington for protection.

The United States and South Korea are too close for either's good.

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April 17, 2014