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12th July 2013 - Forbes

Have Tehran’s Tankers Hijacked the Tanzanian Flag?

When President Obama visited Tanzania last week, he praised the East African country as a place with which he feels a “special connection.”

12th July 2013 - Quoted by Dustin Walker, Real Clear Defense

Zero Option Talk Makes McKeon Fear Iraq Repeat

Bill Roggio

On Monday, the New York Times reported that the Obama administration was “giving serious consideration to speeding up the withdrawal of United States...

10th July 2013 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

Who’s in Charge in Egypt? In the Obama Administration?

Jonathan Schanzer, Reuel Marc Gerecht

Disarray is the order of the day — both in Egypt and in the Obama administration. The Post reports: Interim President Adly Mansour appointed a new prime minister...

3rd July 2013 - PJ Media

Obama’s New World Order: Power to Our Enemies, Death to Our Friends & a Fish in the President’s Face

Michael Ledeen

The anti-Morsi, anti-Muslim Brotherhood, and therefore anti-Obama demonstrations in Egypt are the biggest in human history. It’s quite something, an historic event.

2nd July 2013 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Obama to Egypt's Morsi: 'Democracy is about more than elections.'

20th June 2013 - FDD Policy Brief

Obama in Africa

President Barack Obama will travel to Africa -- Senegal, Tanzania and South Africa -- for one week beginning June 22. Mr. Obama will arrive at a crucial moment for African security.

20th June 2013 - NOW

Tactical Shift?

Tony Badran

In his first public remarks since deciding to strengthen the Syrian opposition, President Barack Obama dismissed the prevailing notion that this move constitutes a policy shift.

18th June 2013 - Interviewed by la Razon - Spain

Al Régimen de Asad No le Quedan Cartas

Emanuele Ottolenghi

La tardía decisión de Obama de apoyar a los rebeldes responde a la idea de que el régimen de Asad puede ganar la guerra. Dudo que en la reunión del G-8 se proponga...

18th June 2013 - Foreign Policy

Is Obama a Berliner?

Benjamin Weinthal

Obama: Ist er ein Berliner? The German weekly Die Zeit posed this question a few days ahead of the U.S. president's visit to the city on Tuesday, June 18. The article...

14th June 2013 - Syndicated

The Frank Gaffney Show

John Hannah

FDD's John Hannah reflects on yesterday’s announcement by the Obama administration that it considers the Syrian government to have crossed a “red line” through its use...

13th June 2013 - The Long War Journal

US to Arm Syrian Rebels After Chemical Weapons ‘Red Line’ is Crossed

Bill Roggio

After determining that President Bashir al Assad's regime crossed the "red line" by using chemical weapons, the Obama administration has decided to increase aid to Syrian...

10th June 2013 - The Weekly Standard

See No Evil

Thomas Joscelyn

During his speech at the National Defense University on May 23, President Obama sought to reassure Americans that they are “safer” because of the administration’s “efforts” to fight terrorism. The controversy...

5th June 2013 - Quoted by Michael Wilner, The Jerusalem Post

House Committee Examines Obama Policy on Syria

Tony Badran

The US House Committee on Foreign Affairs addressed President Barack Obama’s performance in Syria on Wednesday, criticizing perceived backpedaling...

5th June 2013 - House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa

TESTIMONY: Washington’s Syria Policy

Tony Badran

As the Syrian uprising enters its third year, the terrible cost of the Assad’s regime war against the people of Syria is by now well known. Over 80,000 Syrians are dead, more than 1.5 million...

3rd June 2013 - Quoted by Josh Lederman, The Associated Press

Obama Orders New Sanctions on Iran’s Currency, Auto Sector, Upping Pressure Over Nuke Program

Mark Dubowitz

Turning the screw on Iran and its nuclear program, the Obama administration imposed new sanctions Monday on Iran's currency and auto industry, seeking to render Iranian...

3rd June 2013 - Quoted by Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times

Obama Announces New Sanctions on Iran

Mark Dubowitz

President Obama announced new economic sanctions on Iran on Monday in a bid to raise pressure on conservative hard-liners who have vowed not to compromise with the West...

3rd June 2013 - Quoted by Rick Gladstone, The New York Times

US Adds to Its List of Sanctions Against Iran

Mark Dubowitz

The Obama administration escalated sanctions pressure against Iran on Monday for the third time in a week, taking actions that could further weaken the country’s already-devalued...

30th May 2013 - Scripps Howard News Service

Why They Fight

Clifford D. May

In his 6,000-word speech at the National Defense University last week, President Obama devoted only one paragraph to the ideology of those who proclaim themselves America’s enemies.

29th May 2013 - Fox News

Defcon 3

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD's Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses terrorism in Europe following the slaying of a British solider in the streets of London and President Obama's speech on counter-terrorism.

29th May 2013 - Bloomberg

Blame for Benghazi Goes Deeper Than a Conspiracy

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Many conservatives suspect that the U.S. State Department, with the White House in a supporting role, deceived the public about the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans.

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