Search Results for ""Global Commons"" : 4

by / on December 5, 2010 at 10:12 am / in Cover Story, Domestic, Issue

The Hundred Mile High Club

by America’s ability to wield power effectively in the global commons is a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy and a key source of American influence, but today’s world is witnessing a dramatic expansion of those commons—into outer space. America’s response to this broadening terrain will carry tremendous weight for the stability of the international system. Satellites allow U.S. forces to communicate, navigate, gather intelligence, an…

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by / on February 8, 2012 at 12:45 pm / in Opinion, World

When Barry Became…George?

by A great deal has been written on President Obama’s continuation of many of the Bush administration’s policies in regards to terrorism. Growth in the size and operational tempo of special warfare units, the extensive use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) against terrorist targets worldwide, and the National Security Agency’s (NSA) ongoing warrantless surveillance programs – all of these began with President Bush. That Obama ha…

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by / on October 19, 2011 at 1:55 pm / in Domestic, Most Recent Column, Opinion

Carry On Wayward Empire

by Here’s the good news: the United States has enjoyed 20 years of unchallenged and unprecedented supremacy as a world power. The bad news? The United States has enjoyed 20 years of unchallenged and unprecedented supremacy as a world power. You think you’ve heard of this double-edged sword before. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the United States enjoyed a period of prolonged prosperity and prestige, but in our hubris, we decla…

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by / on February 20, 2012 at 12:15 pm / in Opinion, World

I Love India (And You Should Too!)

by As President Barack Obama put it in a November 2010 speech, the Constitution of India and the United States Constitution “begin with the same revolutionary words.” Those words, of course, are “We the People.” This may seem to be a coincidence of diction, but the rights and ideals of democracy and personal freedom enshrined in India’s 1949 constitution bear a striking resemblance to those articulated in Philadelphia. India, however,…

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