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Only the most important questions of American foreign policy will be discussed here. Controversies guaranteed. What we must consider. What we must understand. What we must do.

 

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  • How a European defense force can be created and why a Photo: Associated Press

    The current state of Atlantic Relations: Part II of II

    How a European defense force can be created and why a "directorate" must be formed to lead the effort Published 10:52 a.m. June 22, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Thoughts on Atlantic unity, European unity, and the lessons of the Transatlantic Crisis

    The current state of Atlantic relations: Part I of II

    Thoughts on Atlantic unity, European unity, and the lessons of the Transatlantic Crisis Published 9:18 a.m. June 13, 2011 - Comments

     
  • The killing of Osama bin Laden and the dispute with Pakistan should not blind us to the bigger picture

    Looking to the future in Afghanistan

    The killing of Osama bin Laden and the dispute with Pakistan should not blind us to the bigger picture Published 8:18 a.m. May 16, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Churchill has just become Prime Minister in May 1940. Here is an analysis of the options that faced him.

    Winston Churchill: 1940

    Churchill has just become Prime Minister in May 1940. Here is an analysis of the options that faced him. Published 4:55 p.m. April 25, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Unless the allies take decisive action, only luck can prevent the partition of Libya

    Hope is not a strategy

    Unless the allies take decisive action, only luck can prevent the partition of Libya Published 2:39 p.m. April 18, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Why Iraq may be the most important hot spot in the Middle East today

    Iraq, Iraq, Iraq

    Why Iraq may be the most important hot spot in the Middle East today Published 5:41 p.m. April 10, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Now we have no choice but to make sure Moammar Gadhafi steps down

    Committed in Libya

    Now we have no choice but to make sure Moammar Gadhafi steps down Published 4:50 a.m. April 3, 2011 - Comments

     
  • The Saudi intervention and why the United States must prepare for the worst

    A dangerous situation in Bahrain

    The Saudi intervention and why the United States must prepare for the worst Published 6:59 p.m. March 21, 2011 - Comments

     
  • How to impose a ceasefire and why the Europeans should be prepared to deploy ground troops

    A strategy for Libya

    How to impose a ceasefire and why the Europeans should be prepared to deploy ground troops Published 6:31 a.m. March 21, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Why the no-fly zone is a bad idea and why the United States should concentrate on supporting the Europeans

    No to no-fly zones, yes to European unity

    Why the no-fly zone is a bad idea and why the United States should concentrate on supporting the Europeans Published 5:56 a.m. March 8, 2011 - Comments

     
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Benjamin Ra is a recent graduate of Sciences Po Paris. He writes mainly on foreign policy and is currently residing in South Korea. 

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