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Jim Webb's Seven-Point Plan to Save U.S. Foreign Policy

Former U.S. Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) has a seven-point plan to save American foreign policy.

“Our country is in need of a clearly articulated foreign policy statement,” Webb boldly declared to an audience at George Mason University.

Senator Webb, who also served as Secretary of the Navy and Assistant Secretary of Defense during the Reagan administration, characterized current U.S. foreign policy as reactive and unstructured. Given this state of affairs, Webb intimated his own platform aimed at grounding America’s approach to the world in seven key principles.

Can China's Nuclear Submarines Blockade India?

India is growing increasing concerned about China’s submarine deployments in the Indian Ocean, as Beijing ramps up talk of being able to blockade India with nuclear submarines.

This week, the Indian-based news outlet, NDTV, cited unnamed Indian naval sources as saying that India’s Navy is worried by China’s increasingly frequent submarine deployments in the Indian Ocean.

Can U.S.-Russia Relations Be Repaired?

When NATO expansion was promoted by the Clinton administration in the 1990s, George F. Kennan warned that it would inevitably antagonize Russia and lead to a new era of tension between East and West. Today, in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Crimea and rising tensions between Washington and Moscow, his prediction seems as though it’s being fulfilled. The echoes of Cold War confrontation are resounding in both capitals.

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