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Interview with son of imprisoned Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Yesterday, Joe Biden was in Moscow, praising "reset." At Moscow University he offered only the most minimal support for reform. We are helping Russia join the World Trade Organization (another unilateral and self-defeating gesture). But Biden cautions that "investors and...

By Jennifer Rubin  | March 11, 2011; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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The shrinking superpower

The Post's Scott Wilson provides this analysis of Obama's handling -- or non-handling -- of the Libyan revolution: President Obama is content to let other nations publicly lead the search for solutions to the Libyan conflict, his advisers say, a...

By Jennifer Rubin  | March 10, 2011; 3:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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An arms embargo on what, exactly?

At Monday's State Department briefing there was this exchange on whether the U.N.-imposed arms embargo prevents us from providing military aid to the Libyan rebels: MR. CROWLEY: Yes. Well, it's very simple. In the U.N. Security Council resolution passed on...

By Jennifer Rubin  | March 10, 2011; 9:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Didn't Obama pledge to complete 3 free-trade deals?

The Wall Street Journal reports: "U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk on Monday appealed to congressional leaders to begin work "without delay" toward ratifying a free-trade deal with South Korea, even as Republican leaders continued to press to link such action...

By Jennifer Rubin  | March 8, 2011; 5:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Will Libya matter in 2012?

A reader e-mailed me over the weekend asking whether "the situation in Libya may affect the 2012 presidential campaigns." He mused: "Depending on how bad it gets in Libya, I envision a whole slew of political ads showing Obama shaking...

By Jennifer Rubin  | March 7, 2011; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Tunisia is not Libya, which is not Bahrain, which is not Morocco

We are certainly witnessing a regional transformation in the Middle East in which autocratic regimes are being challenged and in some cases toppled by secular uprisings. But, as I have noted before, the differences between countries is critical -- and...

By Jennifer Rubin  | March 4, 2011; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Obama's timid words on Libya, Jennifer Rubin , March 3, 2011
Bahrain and Yemen: Two different revolutions, Jennifer Rubin , March 2, 2011
Our feeble Libya policy, Jennifer Rubin , February 28, 2011
Obama on Libya: Very little and very late, Jennifer Rubin , February 27, 2011
What will Obama do?, Jennifer Rubin , February 24, 2011
Why have a press conference on Libya at all?, Jennifer Rubin , February 24, 2011
An administration adrift , Jennifer Rubin , February 23, 2011
Punting on Libya, Jennifer Rubin , February 22, 2011
What options do we have on Libya?, Jennifer Rubin , February 22, 2011
Mideast uprisings aren't all cut from the same cloth, Jennifer Rubin , February 21, 2011
Why isn't the Colombia free-trade deal done?, Jennifer Rubin , February 20, 2011
What is our Iran policy?, Jennifer Rubin , February 16, 2011
Will Obama now reverse course on Iran?, Jennifer Rubin , February 14, 2011
What's next for the administration?, Jennifer Rubin , February 11, 2011
Egypt 'not out of the woods yet', Jennifer Rubin , February 11, 2011
Mubarak leaves, Jennifer Rubin , February 11, 2011
Obama ignored by Mubarak -- again, Jennifer Rubin , February 11, 2011
Obama sows confusion on Egypt, Jennifer Rubin , February 9, 2011
How Israel sees Egypt, Jennifer Rubin , February 7, 2011
Democracy in Egypt, Jennifer Rubin , February 6, 2011
A fateful day in Egypt, Jennifer Rubin , February 4, 2011
Obama dissed, Mubarak cracks down, Jennifer Rubin , February 3, 2011
Obama: Rushing to catch up with the revolution, Jennifer Rubin , February 2, 2011
Mubarak won't run -- or run from the country, Jennifer Rubin , February 1, 2011
Obama's failure of imagination, Jennifer Rubin , February 1, 2011
Hopeless on Egypt, Jennifer Rubin , January 31, 2011
Obama is still behind the curve on Egypt, Jennifer Rubin , January 31, 2011
On Egypt, Obama offers 'too little, too late', Jennifer Rubin , January 30, 2011
Obama blowing it again in the Middle East, Jennifer Rubin , January 28, 2011
Tunisia isn't only about Tunisia, Jennifer Rubin , January 26, 2011
Tunisia at the crossroads, Jennifer Rubin , January 21, 2011
Tunisia sends shock waves, Jennifer Rubin , January 19, 2011
Tunisia's popular revolution far from settled, Jennifer Rubin , January 19, 2011
In other words, Obama's China policy failed, Jennifer Rubin , January 18, 2011
Could it happen in Egypt?, Jennifer Rubin , January 18, 2011
But is Tunisia getting change?, Jennifer Rubin , January 17, 2011
Jasmine Revolution continued, Jennifer Rubin , January 17, 2011
After the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia, Jennifer Rubin , January 16, 2011
Morocco: a different kind of Muslim country, Jennifer Rubin , January 12, 2011
The Putin oil connection, Jennifer Rubin , January 4, 2011
No time to 'engage' North Korea, Jennifer Rubin , January 4, 2011
Evaluating Russian 'reset', Jennifer Rubin , January 4, 2011
Conservative tweaking of the left, Jennifer Rubin , January 4, 2011
Brzezinski's wild take on China, Jennifer Rubin , January 3, 2011
Foreign policy predictions, Jennifer Rubin , December 30, 2010
Is Obama figuring out who our friends are?, Jennifer Rubin , December 29, 2010
Things the chattering class got wrong, Jennifer Rubin , December 27, 2010
The unchecked Iranian menace, Jennifer Rubin , December 27, 2010
Democracy in Iraq, Jennifer Rubin , December 22, 2010
After START, when do we stop the one-sided deals?, Jennifer Rubin , December 21, 2010
Will Obama get tough with Tehran?, Jennifer Rubin , December 21, 2010
Iran rises because America retreats, Jennifer Rubin , December 20, 2010
Is START stuck?, Jennifer Rubin , December 20, 2010
Egypt: Just how weak can the administration be?, Jennifer Rubin , December 19, 2010
Laura Bush's human rights model, Jennifer Rubin , December 19, 2010
How's that 'reset' working out?, Jennifer Rubin , December 16, 2010
START stopped?, Jennifer Rubin , December 15, 2010
Is Obama serious about human rights?, Jennifer Rubin , December 15, 2010
Ahmadinejad shows who is in charge, Jennifer Rubin , December 14, 2010
Joe Lieberman, foreign policy maven, Jennifer Rubin , December 12, 2010
Time to reset Iran policy, Jennifer Rubin , December 12, 2010
New foreign affairs player arrives on the scene, Jennifer Rubin , December 10, 2010
John McCain on Russia, Jennifer Rubin , December 10, 2010
Mourning on International Human Rights Day, Jennifer Rubin , December 9, 2010
Do we have an Iran policy?, Jennifer Rubin , December 8, 2010
Rep. Peter King interview (Part 1), Jennifer Rubin , December 8, 2010
Middle East 'peace process' revealed as a debacle, Jennifer Rubin , December 8, 2010
The danger of talking to Iran, Jennifer Rubin , December 7, 2010
Hillary Clinton's record at State, Jennifer Rubin , December 6, 2010
Muslim outreach is a bust, Jennifer Rubin , December 5, 2010
Time to pull the plug on UN Human Rights Council, Jennifer Rubin , December 2, 2010
Emergency Committee for Israel blasts senators, Jennifer Rubin , December 1, 2010
Reaction to Schumer/Levin letter , Jennifer Rubin , December 1, 2010
John Bolton interview: Obama's in over his head , Jennifer Rubin , December 1, 2010
 
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