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Section: Foreign Policy (USA)

      Situation Report: Hillary’s in, Ash touts his big bombs, Nigerian artillery gets loose; Ukrainian cop fashion; lots more
      Apr13

      Situation Report: Hillary’s in, Ash touts his big bombs, Nigerian artillery gets loose; Ukrainian cop fashion; lots more

      By Paul McLeary and Sabine Muscat Just get used to it. The slate of thorny foreign policy issues that will both propel and dog the campaigns of 2016 presidential hopefuls is long and likely to grow, but none will have to thread the needle like Hillary Clinton, who announced her White House run on Sunday. It’s was all Hillary’s idea....

      Situation Report: Kerry and the Cubans; Iran open for business; Abadi to D.C.; Air power ain’t the only power; and more
      Apr10

      Situation Report: Kerry and the Cubans; Iran open for business; Abadi to D.C.; Air power ain’t the only power; and more

      By Paul McLeary and Sabine Muscat Leading the day: Just a week after Iran and international negotiators reached a preliminary deal regarding Tehran’s nuclear program, countries — and companies — around the world are knocking down Iran’s door and hunting for business, reports FP’s Keith Johnson and Jamila Trindle. Leading next...

      Greece Needs to Start Playing Hardball With Germany
      Apr10

      Greece Needs to Start Playing Hardball With Germany

      The newly elected Greek government’s demands for debt relief and policy freedom from its eurozone creditors are both just and necessary. But Syriza doesn’t seem to have thought through how to achieve its objectives. Athens has tactics, policies, positions, poses, postures, arguments, claims, hopes, fears, and words aplenty — but...

      Playing the Putin Card
      Apr09

      Playing the Putin Card

      Greeks have bequeathed much to the vocabulary of politics, from “democracy” to “drama” to “hubris.” Also “Trojan horse.” The image of the Trojans succumbing to cunning and deceit haunts diplomats and pundits today as they follow the Greek government’s overtures to Russia. Many fear that the coalition in Athens is edging dangerously close to...

      A Dove Can’t Win a Hawk Fight
      Apr09

      A Dove Can’t Win a Hawk Fight

      If you happen to be a Republican politician running for president in 2016, the day you announce your candidacy will most likely be the best day of your campaign. The cheering crowds, the adulation, the bunting and balloons, the hope and heightened expectations — the belief that for just one day, anything is possible. For all but one of these...

      10 Friendly Questions for Rand Paul
      Apr08

      10 Friendly Questions for Rand Paul

      Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has made official his desire to be Commander-in-Chief. The media has already had a field day exploring the ways his foreign policy and national security views do or do not diverge from the Republican consensus. Here at Shadow Government, we’re curious about that, too. So we polled our bench and compiled a list of...

      Tsipras Goes Hat in Hand to Moscow, Walks Away Disappointed
      Apr08

      Tsipras Goes Hat in Hand to Moscow, Walks Away Disappointed

      With Moscow facing increasing isolation by the European Union over its actions in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has in recent weeks pursued a canny strategy of attempting to undermine European solidarity against Moscow by picking at the weak points in his opponents’ armor. In February, he offered Hungary a generous gas deal....

      Time and Cash Running Out For Greece
      Apr08

      Time and Cash Running Out For Greece

      After Greece coughs up $504 million to make its next debt payment to the International Monetary Fund on Thursday, the country may soon face the difficult choice all bankrupt countries eventually have to make: Pay debts, or pay pensioners? Greek officials initially had threatened to delay the IMF payment, in hopes of getting the next installment...

      Situation Report: North Korean nukes?; India and Pakistan to the rescue in Yemen; the mountain comes to Northcom
      Apr08

      Situation Report: North Korean nukes?; India and Pakistan to the rescue in Yemen; the mountain comes to Northcom

      By Paul McLeary and Sabine Muscat Seeing is believing! The Department of Defense insists that a North Korean missile that has never been tested is nevertheless capable of being outfitted with a nuclear warhead and hitting the United States. Ever since the KN-08 intercontinental ballistic missile was dragged around a Pyongyang parade ground in...

      The U.N. Security Council. What’s Up With That?
      Apr08

      The U.N. Security Council. What’s Up With That?

      Those of us who work on foreign policy like to think of ourselves as hard-headed, rational people who don’t easily succumb to myths, fables, or delusions. If only that were true! In fact, foreign-policy mavens as just as vulnerable to blindered thinking as any other human beings, and our community has its own set of odd beliefs and...