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  • Examiner Editorial: Russia, China navies grow as U.S. swabbies tally traffic tickets

    It was just a few weeks ago that Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu announced, according to The Guardian, that his country “planned to increase its military projection abroad, including in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua.” The next day, Russia's Viktor Leonov docked in Havana. The Guardian...

  • Opposing lawlessness, at home and abroad

    Since Teddy Roosevelt counseled, “Speak softly and carry a big stick,” U.S. presidents have mostly followed his advice, cautioning adversaries to resolve conflicts peacefully or suffer consequences. Even President Carter brandished America's big stick upon learning that bad things happen...

  • Iran leader: Improved economy can fight sanctions

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's top leader said Friday that his nation can best counter Western sanctions by strengthening its economy and rallied Iranians to exert "extraordinary efforts" to take their country forward. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei' remarks came in his annual speech for the Persian New...

  • UN: Iran complying with interim nuclear deal

    VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. says Iran is curbing its atomic activities in line with a preliminary deal made in January. A restricted report says Tehran has not resumed its previous enrichment of uranium to just a technical step from the level needed for a nuclear weapon, and continues to reduce...

  • Obama: Nuke deal can open opportunities for Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a nuclear agreement with Iran can open up "new possibilities and prosperity" for the Iranian people. Even as negotiations on the accord continued, the Obama administration issued an order Thursday allowing U.S. academic institutions to operate...

  • Russia: Iran nuke talks may suffer over Ukraine

    VIENNA (AP) — U.S.-Russian tensions over Ukraine spilled over into nuclear talks with Iran Wednesday, with Moscow's chief envoy at the negotiations warning that his country may take "retaliatory measures" that could hurt attempts to persuade Tehran to cut back on programs that could make...

  • Iran, 6 powers discuss sanctions, nuclear cuts

    VIENNA (AP) — Iran and six world powers focused Tuesday on what an EU official called the "nitty-gritty" of a deal meant to curb Tehran's nuclear program and end sanctions on the Islamic Republic. Iran's foreign minister was more cautious as the talks opened, saying they were meant merely to...

  • Israeli minister hints at action against Iran

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister says his country cannot depend on the United States to lead an action against Iran's nuclear program and that Israel can only rely on itself. Moshe Yaalon says Israel believed "the one who should lead the campaign against Iran is the U.S" but...

  • Obama's solipsism produces cognitive dissonance

    Cognitive dissonance is a phrase that describes what happens when the world turns out to operate differently from what you expected. It's also a phrase that could be used to describe the state of mind of some of President Obama's current and past foreign policy advisers.

  • John McCain attacks Obama for 'incredible misreading of Vladimir Putin'

    He's not exactly saying “I told you so,” but Sen. John McCain, who lost to then-Sen. Barack Obama in the 2008 election, is blasting the president for misreading Russian President Vladimir Putin's aggression and for generally “leading from behind” on the world stage. In a fundraising...

  • U.S. weakness breeds global instability

    In a recent interview, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld suggested that U.S. weakness is fueling instability around the world. How true. We can see the proof unfolding before our eyes. Russia has seized Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula. Venezuela's regime has killed and wounded dozens of...

  • Ukraine crisis will make Iran's mullahs more interested in nuclear weapons

    They called it the Lisbon Protocol. In 1991, the U.S. and Russia agreed to historic reductions in nuclear weapons. But there was a hitch: Russia didn't exactly own all of its nukes. When the Soviet Union collapsed, lots of them were left in the former vassal states of Belarus, Ukraine and...

  • Women leading the fight against Islamist extremism

    International Women's Day, celebrated this week for the 106th year, marks continued progress for women across the world, but that progress has been reversed in countries where Islamic fundamentalism has taken hold. And nowhere is women's freedom more under official assault than in Iran.

  • Obama's mistaken belief that others see the world as he sees it

    Solipsism. It’s a fancy word which means that you assume others see the world as you do and will behave as you would.

  • White House defends nuclear talks with Iran despite illicit arms shipment

    The White House on Wednesday criticized Iran for an illicit shipment of weapons headed to Gaza, calling it “unacceptable,” but insisted they would press ahead with nuclear talks. “These illicit actions are unacceptable to the international community,” White House press secretary Jay...



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