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The stakes are high, not just for the United States, but for the Middle East, where Syria's strife has spilled over into neighboring countries and even prompted an Israeli airstrike Wednesday.
The future isn't what it used to be. Never in living memory have foreign policy pundits been father from consensus. China will rule the world, claims Martin Jacques' 2009 book, or collapse, insists Gordon Chang. America will (or should) remain the world's dominant power, argues Robert Kagan, or will go down in Armageddon, in Mark Steyn's latest page-turner.
GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney Thursday introduced a foreign-policy brain trust that is heavy on veterans of the George W. Bush administration.
Long before Donald H. Rumsfeld became an Information Age bete noir, Thomas Jefferson, employing similar terminology boasted, "Old Europe will have to lean on our shoulders and to hobble along by our side. What a colossus shall we be."