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By Emily Miller
Obama is losing the debate on gun ownership, concealed-carry permits
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The flaring of global hots spots such as Ukraine and Syria dramatically illustrates the dwindling influence of President Obama in foreign affairs and the staying power of his perennial rival, Russian President Vladimir Putin, analysts say.
Some of the most important issues facing us are difficult for anyone to assess, even the best and brightest. John Charles Kunich, an expert in environmental law, considers when one must risk "not just your own life, but also the lives of your family, your friends, and countless millions of other people." In these cases "We are truly betting the Earth," whether we act or not.
Chess has tens if not hundreds of millions of adherents around the globe. A few participate in world-class tournaments.Most play "coffeehouse" chess with friends and strangers alike.
The last best hope of mankind. So the United Nations has been termed. If that's true, we should abandon hope. That doesn't mean the U.N. has no value, but it is a highly flawed organization operating well beyond its original purpose and current competence.
North Korea says it wants to deal, but even the Chinese are no longer confident that the nuclear crisis can be resolved diplomatically. Does any basis remain for engagement? Yes, reply the contributors to "Engagement With North Korea."
Even as they criticized the George W. Bush administration for invading Iraq, leading liberals defended Clinton administration war-making in the Balkans. Sharply challenging this positive assessment is David Gibbs of the University of Arizona.
The era of laissez-faire capitalism is over, it is said, as if the era of laissez-faire capitalism ever really began. Still, globalization has helped open markets around the world.
In "China's Rise and the Two Koreas," Scott Snyder argues increased ties between China and the Republic of Korea have had only limited impact on Seoul's security relationship with Washington.
Africa is a land of tragedy and hope. A continent of poverty and conflict. Filled with entrepreneurial people seeking the same opportunities as the rest of us.
MILTON FRIEDMAN: A BIOGRAPHY
MILTON FRIEDMAN: A BIOGRAPHY
The United States needs a new foreign policy that uses military force as a last measure, not as a way of exporting democracy to Iraq and other nondemocratic nations, Doug Bandow says.
The only deterrent for some countries from being next on "Washington's hit list" is to have nuclear weapons themselves, a new policy report concludes.
"Even with Ukraine — historically part of the Russian empire and Soviet Union — I would love to have it leaning toward the U.S., but this is not a security issue for the West," said Doug Bandow, a foreign policy analyst at the libertarian Cato Institute. "There's nothing vital at stake. It's kind of a geopolitical preference as opposed to a vital interest."
"North Korea's latest bellicosity is unusually violent, but nothing suggests that this Kim, any more than his father or grandfather, is suicidal," Doug Bandow, who specializes in foreign policy at the libertarian Cato Institute, wrote in an analysis published by U.S. News and World Report on Wednesday.