American Establishment Combats Resurgent ‘Isolationist’ Threat

American Establishment Combats Resurgent ‘Isolationist’ Threat

With communism gone, the conservative coalition should have fractured long ago. This was delayed by Sept. 11 and the rise of radical Islam. But now, 12 years into that era — after Afghanistan and Iraq, after drone wars and the NSA revelations — the natural tension between isolationist and internationalist tendencies has resurfaced.

The Hagel Nomination, Israel, and the Neocons

The Hagel Nomination, Israel, and the Neocons

The neoconservatives have been in the forefront in attacking Hagel while AIPAC has stayed in the background. Should the neocons ultimately stop Hagel, it would be an amazing success. A perceived enemy of Israeli interests would be defeated without any negative political ramifications for Israel or the Israel lobby

Obama’s Purpose for Picking Chuck Hagel

Obama’s Purpose for Picking Chuck Hagel

A major issue in Washington pertaining to foreign policy and national security affairs is the fight over President Obama’s nomination of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense. Why is it so important?

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