Trump + Syria: “Majestic pronouncements and utopian speechifying impress global elites and the international media, but they mean nothing to rogue nations.”

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
Ancient Laws, Modern Wars
by Victor Davis Hanson
April 7, 2017 10:26 am

The most dangerous moments in foreign affairs often come after a major power seeks to reassert its lost deterrence. The United States may be entering just such a perilous transitional period. Rightly or wrongly, China, Iran, North Korea, Russia and Middle East-based terrorists concluded after 2009 that the U.S. saw itself in decline and preferred a recession from world affairs. In that void, rival states were emboldened, assuming that America thought it could not — or should not — any longer exercise the sort of political and military leadership it had demonstrated in the past. READ MORE

NATIONAL REVIEW The Middle East: Where American Political Idealism Goes to Die

THE AMERICAN INTEREST More Questions for Obama on Syria

This entry was posted in Islam, Israel & Middle East, Politics and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s