Indecision Over Syria Creates More Problems, Not Less

“The idea that the United States would not retaliate against Assad is disturbing, because it sends a signal to the Israelis and our Sunni Arab partners that we really don’t have a backbone when dealing with Iran (which is what this is really all about). It will force them to take a hard look at whether they will stick their proverbial necks out for us in fighting to maintain a regional order that favors American preferences over those of the Russians and Chinese. We can–and should–draw down most of our 2,200 men in Syria. But, we should also strike back at Assad’s forces for conducting the chemical weapons attack. We cannot encourage, or appear to be encouraging, the use of WMD in such an unstable world. It sets a bad precedent and sends mixed signals to our allies, and also signals to North Korea that we really aren’t serious about upholding non-proliferation policies.”

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Scotland Strikes Out On Its Own

Scotland has announced its intention to hold a referendum on independence in order to remain in the European Union. This is a mistake. Read on to find out why.

Let’s Build A League of Democracies

In my most recent article over at American Greatness, I assert that globalism is dead. Globalization has ended. And, in order for the U.S. to secure its interests in this increasingly parochial world, the U.S. must create an informal alliance of like minded Western democracies to secure its interests.