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Self-Defeating Humanitarian Efforts in Africa

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Monday, January 14, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Current events in Africa illustrate the unintended and sometimes-self-defeating effects of humanitarian efforts on that continent. First, France’s military action against Islamist insurgents in Mali raises the question why Islamists are on the rise in Mali and elsewhere in North Africa.  There are many causes, but the proximate one is the 2011 NATO invasion of . . .
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Obama’s Foreign Policy and the Imperial Presidency

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Monday, May 9, 2011 at 7:49 AM

Ross Douthat, a columnist for the New York Times, has an interesting op-ed today in which he notes that President Obama’s foreign policy is similar to that of President Bush’s but is subject to less of an institutional check, see here.  Douthat reasons that, because Republicans tend to agree with Obama’s aggressive and militaristic foreign . . .
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