Archive for the ‘US Foreign Policy’ Category

Agreement designates Afghanistan as major non-NATO ally

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/04/23/some_good_news_from_afghanistan

In a new agreement, the US guarantees indefinite support to Afghanistan in exchange for US military presence in Afghanistan. There will be negotiations about the number of troops allowed and what types of legal immunity they will have. The agreement allows for Obama and Karzai to form a better partnership that benefits them both, and will likely increase Afghan confidence in the future of the country. It could also encourage the Taliban to negotiate a settlement. Additionally, this agreement could change how Pakistan views the US for the better.

Obama Imposes New Sanctions on Syria

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

President Obama issued new sanctions against people and entities in Syria and Iran (from April 24, 2012 Free Lance Star). Stating that technology such as cell phones and social media should be used to empower people not supress them. The new sanctions will target law enforcement and various government agencies within Syria and Iran.

Pace, Julie. “Obama imposes new sanctions on Syria” Free Lance Star, April 24, 2012, sec. A, p. 6.

Obama on Middle East Foreign Policy

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

NPR “Talk of the Nation” on Obama’s speech to the U.N in 2010.

 

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130076728

Unrest in the Middle East

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

America’s Stategic Goals in the Middle East.

 

http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2011/0823_middle_east_doran.aspx

American Traditions in the Middle East

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

The United States has had a long tradition of influance in the Middle East. From isolation to imperialism, the U. S. has been a major player in Middle East politics.

 

http://www.fpri.org/footnotes/1417.200907.mcdougall.usforeignpolicytraditions.html

A Palestine State

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

President Obama tells of a legitimate Palestine State

http://usforeignpolicy.about.com/od/2012Election/a/Obamas-Policies-Toward-Israel.htm

Obama and Teddy Roosevelt

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

http://usforeignpolicy.about.com/od/2012Election/a/Obamas-Corollary-To-Teddy-Roosevelts-Famous-Policy.htm

Questions over US policy on Middle East Conflict

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdGjogGBJPY[/youtube]

Iran a bigger threat to U.S. than North Korea

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

In a new International Poll 81% of people voted that Iran was a serious or moderate threat to the U.S. Three quarters of Americans said that North Korea poses a similar threat to the U.S. Also, that Iran would be more of a threat if they obtained nuclear weapons because it would destabilize the region.

 

http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/18/cnn-poll-iran-a-bigger-threat-to-u-s-than-north-korea/

Hillary Clinton on U.S. Middle East Relations

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqLtSfm78kY&feature=fvst[/youtube]