Walter Moss: Is it not now time for the USA, a country that prides itself on innovation, to come up with its own new-thinking foreign policy, at least in regard to Russia?
Walter Moss: If we are to avoid in our present century much of the bloodshed characteristic of the previous one, any such slogans, including self-determination, have to be constrained by a hierarchy of other values. Among them peace, empathy, and tolerance are not the least important.
Lance Simmens: Ultra-conservative orthodoxy and its deep penetration into our political system have weakened the country more than any perceived Obama “weakness.”
Ukraine Without Crimea: If the loss of Crimea is the price for Ukrainian independence from Russia, that would be well worth paying.
Hillary Clinton and Hitler Card: Inaccurate comparisons between foreign adversaries and Hitler have served the interests of politicians.
Senator Lindsey Graham, put a cork in the mouth of your loudmouthed friend, Senator John McCain, who has never seen a war he does not like.
Cold War: The new Cold War is upon us, and the American elites have no suggestions except to fight it again.
International Law: Obama has embedded drone killings into the executive branch in such that future presidents will inherit it.
John Peeler: Obama’s policy is to avoid getting into new conflicts and to get us out of the ones we’re in — not about policing the world.
Global Dilemmas — It was a great gift when Karzai refused to allow American troops to remain. We should take that gift.