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ISIS, US Policy, And Feeding The Bogeyman

In ‘The Unbearable Lightness of America’s War Against the Islamic StateStephen Walt supplies us the following pull-quote:

What is needed is not a single presidential speech, but rather a sustained, all-out effort by top U.S. 466 more words


A nuclear deal is only the first step

Real life has infringed on blogging today, but I did want to flag this important piece by Stephen Walt from a couple of days ago, explaining why a diplomatic agreement with Iran over its nuclear program can have a deep and lasting impact on the Middle East and America’s role there regardless of the fine details about uranium enrichment and centrifuge R&D: 361 more words


Barack Obama Reclaims American Exceptionalism

In the first few months after Barack Obama was elected president, I was often reminded of the wonderful newness of it all. I’d brush my teeth, and all of a sudden my brain would go “Dude, the president is black.” Or I’d order coffee and remember, “His name is Barack HUSSEIN Obama” (the emphasis on Hussein more ecstatic than… 814 more words

Current Events

A Tale of Two Insurgencies

What’s this? A comparison between Ronald Reagan and Vladimir Putin by a respected international expert on Harvard’s faculty! Prof. Stephen Walt does not say that the two men are moral equivalents or that Putin deserves our sympathy – in fact he says the opposite. 743 more words

The Middle East realists: Old and new

by Richard Baehr
December 14, 2014

Professor Stephen Walt of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of ‎Government and Professor John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago like to ‎call themselves foreign policy realists. 47 more words

Israel & Middle East

Gay Marriage, Montana, and the Myth of White Christian Power

It’s hardly a secret that in the eyes of most liberals and leftists, white Christians are the embodiment of evil. From the usual tired rhetoric about “privilege” to… 877 more words

Cultural Marxism

Foreign Policy Lessons Applied to Iran

Harvard Professor of International Relations Stephen M. Walt has an excellent article at Foreign Policy, entitled “The Top 5 Foreign Policy Lessons of the Past 20 Years.” I’ve included some short excerpts after my signature line, and encourage you to read the rest. 734 more words