Herbert London

Herbert London is president of the London Center for Policy Research and coauthor (with Jed Babbin) of The BDS War Against Israel.

Evaluating the Obama Foreign Policy

 

Now that we are entering the last chapter of President Obama’s foreign policy tale, how might one judge his tenure. Writing in the pages of Foreign Affairs Gideon Rose argues that due to the restrained and clever leadership provided by the president, “the United States today [20150 may be richer, stronger, and safer than it […]

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The Iran Empire Strikes

 

Clouds of evil surround the Middle East. Since 1979, Iran was and remains the leading state sponsor of terrorism. However, now, Darth Vader has been converted into Luke Skywalker. Qasem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s Quds Force, is one of the covert operators undermining governments and promoting the imperial interests of his Islamic government. He […]

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Obama’s Nobel Prize Plus Five

 

President Obama had been in office for just 262 days when the Norwegian Nobel Committee singled out his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy” in awarding him the Nobel Prize. Nearly five years to the day later (the Nobel was announced October 9, 2009), it should now be clear that his selection was premature — […]

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Let’s Reboot Relations With Egypt

 

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is making his first visit to the United States since his election last June to participate in the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly. American officials should take this opportunity to “reboot” our relationship with Egypt, the most populous Arab country and a critical U.S. ally as we stand […]

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Cairo and Moscow: So Happy Together

 

While America’s attention was focused on Kim Kardashian’s new book of selfies, the Ebola virus, and events in Gaza, Iraq, Ukraine, and Ferguson, Missouri, a single 130-word Wall Street Journal dispatch last Tuesday described events in Sochi, Russia, that might portend a dangerous shift in the allegiance of one of America’s most important allies. Though […]

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Perspectives on Egyptian Politics

 

The Western press corps has clearly misunderstood the character of political change in Egypt. On January 25, 2011, the world’s television cameras were focused on Tahir Square. The images showed approximately five million people expressing their dissatisfaction with Mubarak. After days of protest, the government fell. It was a moment of national jubilation. But it […]

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The Fraud in Our Entitlement System

 

Though some might still deny it, there is growing bipartisan belief that our nation’s level of indebtedness is unsustainable. How we reduce the debt burden is another matter; this is where political knives are sharpened. Yet there is one uncontroversial issue that could result in dramatic savings and, interestingly is almost never mentioned: fraud, fraud […]

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The Dark Horse With a Bright Future

 

The field of Republican candidates for the 2012 presidential run resembles a horse race in which several horses go lame, odds change and new challengers appear. However, there is one candidate who has worked tirelessly to maintain his position in this race: Rick Santorum. The former senator from Pennsylvania may not be as well known […]

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Loss and Remembrance

 

(Adapted from a speech delivered earlier this year at a Center for Security Policy event.) Thucydides noted that “…happiness is obtained through freedom and freedom through a brave heart…” But at a time when world affairs is shifting before our very eyes, a “brave heart” seems to be in retreat. Much of what we’ve known […]

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The Unfolding Iranian Drama

 

Based on hints, feints, public pronouncements, and off the record commentary, the administration’s stance toward Iran is coming into focus. Without any question, military action against Iran is off the agenda. The Obama administration will do nothing to prevent the further enrichment of uranium by Iran’s mullahs, notwithstanding who is elected in that nation’s upcoming […]

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