It is often said, even by many of his admirers, that at any one time Newt Gingrich will have one hundred ideas, of which five are pretty good.
Realism and Foreign Policy Strategies
The New Pentagon Budget: Better, Not Great
Support for Whacking Iran: Who Needs Propaganda?
Lurking beneath the recent debate about a military strike on Iran is a question that has received relatively little attention so far: the question of public support. Hawks, thus far, have relied on the notion that a military victory will bring approval, while critics have argued that the Iraq experience has produced an American public unwilling to support further adventurism in the Middle East. Both sides are wrong.
America Is Not a Military Unit
At both the beginning and end of his State of the Union address last night, the president suggested that the country can solve its problems by modeling itself after the military. Near the start he said:
Libya's Deep Tribalism
The Associated Press reports that forces opposed to Libya’s governing National Transitional Council seized the city of Bani Walid after an eight-hour gun battle on Monday.
At the National Sheriffs’ Association Conference in Washington last week, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano noted that riders on the D.C.
Foreign Influence in the News?
In my last post, I wrote about why United States’ new Virtual Embassy Tehran will fail to communicate persuasively with Iranian audiences. This post considers almost the complete opposite issue: the ability of foreign leaders to influence the American audience through the U.S. news media.