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Obama's lonely decision

So now two presidents in the space of less than three years have bucked overwhelming conventional wisdom, as well as public opinion, and decided that they did not want to lose a war. And what lonely decisions these have...

By Robert Kagan  | December 2, 2009; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (81)
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The meaning of 'strategic reassurance'

After reading the column I co-authored with Dan Blumenthal yesterday, a senior official called me to correct my understanding of the administration's "strategic reassurance" strategy toward China. I had focused on what I understood to be the American side...

By Robert Kagan  | November 11, 2009; 7:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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How Obama is aiding Ahmadinejad

The New York Times reports that opposition protesters in Iran, in between beatings and tear-gassing from riot police and the regime’s hired thugs, have started a new chant:  “Obama, Obama -- either you’re with them or you’re with us.” ...

By Robert Kagan  | November 5, 2009; 2:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
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Irving Kristol's Intellectual Universe

The passing of Irving Kristol is a very sad occasion. He was a truly great man, a great intellectual, and a great, patriotic servant to his country. He was also a unique inspiration, to me personally, and to untold...

By Robert Kagan  | September 18, 2009; 4:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (121)
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Will's Double Surrender Policy

It’s hard to imagine a more disastrous blow to vital American security interests than the double surrender George Will is now proposing. To withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan simultaneously would be to abandon American interests and allies in the...

By Robert Kagan  | September 3, 2009; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (154)
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Obama's New Strategy on Iran

At a press conference earlier this afternoon, President Obama opened with this about Iran: The United States and the international community have been appalled and outraged by the threats, the beatings and imprisonments of the last few days. I...

By Robert Kagan  | June 23, 2009; 2:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Obama Courageous, Foolish or Both?, Robert Kagan , June 2, 2009
Nancy Pelosi Is No Longer Heroic, Robert Kagan , May 25, 2009
Obama's Gutsy Decision on Afghanistan, Robert Kagan , March 27, 2009
What's the Harm in Obama's Approach to Iran?, Robert Kagan , March 25, 2009
 
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