Last night made it clear that, even if Romney remains the frontrunner, we will need to start thinking about the possibility that Santorum could secure the nomination.
It isn’t unusual for corrupt leaders to exploit vulnerable minorities to obscure their own incompetence and inefficacy. As long as it serves his interests, Museveni is not above stoking anti-LGBT hatreds in his country.
How can we possibly think of “democracy” when its loudest proponents have long worked to undermine democracy elsewhere?
The world is not now – and has never been – a static entity. Things change, and countries must learn to adapt to these changes. So whether or not the media is convinced that we all find international affairs “boring,” we have no choice but to learn.
Unlike the fantastical claims leveled at the President, those against Paul are sound. His connections to white nationalism are well-established and easy to prove. But for the Right, Obama is still the “Nazi” and Paul the “moderate.”
Egyptians toppled a dictator, but they did not topple a regime. They may ultimately prevail, but it isn’t going to be a matter of quick and seamless transition. The revolution is not over.
Anyone who follows US foreign policy should be accustomed to seeing it advance its own interests in sometimes very cynical ways. But these actions are counterproductive, and it’s hard to make a case that they advances US interests at all.
What can 100 US troops actually do to combat a small but fanatical militia organization that has already existed for over two decades? Is Ugandan President Museveni really invested in taking down the Lord’s Resistance Army?
“Social movements are usually at their most extreme in the beginning—and become more rational over time. But the Reconstructionist venom just multiplies.”
Though rival factions and NATO posturing may compromise these efforts, Libya’s relative wealth at least gives transition leaders the material means to establish legitimacy