Iraq

Paul Eaton Quoted In The Washington Examiner On Administration’s Handling Of Post-War Iraq

January 7, 2014

Critics: Obama did little to prevent al Qaeda resurgence in Iraq By Susan Crabtree  January 7, 2014 | Washington Examiner A resurgence of violence and advances by al Qaeda fighters in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon is providing new evidence undermining White House claims that the terrorist group is on the run and prompting fresh scrutiny of President Obama’s decision […]

Iraq Insurgency: “Fight Belongs to Iraqis”; U.S. in Support Role

January 6, 2014

The situation in Iraq’s Anbar province remains uncertain and concerning as insurgents linked to al Qaeda battle for control of two major Iraqi cities. Over the weekend, Iraqi security forces made gains in Ramadi, reclaiming parts of the city from Sunni militants aligned with al Qaeda. However, the insurgents continue to control of much of […]

Heather Hurlburt Featured on Huffington Post Live Discussing the Attempted Assassination of the Syrian Prime Minister

April 29, 2013

Attempted Assasination on Syria’s PM While reports of use of possible use of chemical weapons dominate the headlines, Syria’s Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi survived an attempted assassination in Damascus this morning. Heather Hurlburt and Josh Hersh join Josh Zepps to discuss.   For the original piece, click here

Paul Eaton On CCTV Discussing The Anniversary Of The Iraq War

March 20, 2013

Paul Eaton on CCTV discussing the anniversary of the Iraq War and the mistakes which were made For the original piece, click here

The Iraq War Ten Years Later

March 14, 2013

Next week marks the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, consequences of which continue to be felt both at home and in the region. While failing to improve the U.S. position in the Middle East, control deadly weapons or promote democracy, the war has and continues to cost America a great deal: in human […]

On Foreign Policy, the Days of Invading are Over | Heather Hurlburt

February 13, 2013

By Heather Hurlburt February 13, 2013 | The Guardian Beyond any words that were spoken, Internews’ Jamal Dajani caught what may have been the most powerful message of last night’s state of the union: “Given by an African American, rebuttal offered by a Latino. Not bad.” But Barack Obama’s speech also held up for the […]

Petraeus And The “Drone Wars” | Heather Hurlburt

November 13, 2012

By Heather Hurlburt, US News November 13, 2012

Unity Looks Progressive–National Security in 2012

November 7, 2012

Major news outlets have called the presidential election for President Barack Obama. After a long and divisive campaign it is time for all Americans – regardless of party – to come together to tackle the challenges we face as a country. This includes important issues in global politics and national security, of which there is […]

2012: A Turning Point

November 1, 2012

This election year marks an important moment in the American political story. For decades, progressives have suffered from the “security gap,” where conservatives were viewed as stronger on foreign policy while progressives were stronger at home.  But public opinion and elite commentary both confirm that the gap is gone. As Slate national security columnist Fred […]

Before the Debate, What You Need To Know about Progressive Foreign Policy

October 18, 2012

On Monday President Obama and Governor Romney will hold their final debate of this campaign season, and the only one dedicated to national security and foreign policy. National security issues and the so-called commander-in-chief test have served voters as a surrogate for broader questions about leadership and vision, even in an election year dominated by […]

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