Barack Obama

Trump Unveils Three More Executive Orders

President Trump is set to unveil three new executive orders at 3pm on Saturday which according to the White House press pool will include an order to reorganize the National Security Council's procedures and structure, an order to make the White House's NSC more adaptive to cyber threats, and will also seek a Joint Chiefs plan to defeat the Islamic State.

Obama Bequeaths A More Dangerous World

The world that President Obama bequeaths to President Trump may not have all the same dangers that Bush left to Obama but the post-Obama world has hazards that Obama did more to create than to resolve - and some of the new risks may be even scarier.

The Two "Islamophobias"

While it is not surprising to find Muslims offended by certain words or images, it is distressing to find Western courts and other bodies only too willing to turn "Islamophobia" into a criminal offence in countries that otherwise value free speech and open expression.

Trump Proposal For Syria "Safe Zones" To Escalate US Military Involvement In The Region

Establishing safe zones in Syria would mark an escalation in America’s military involvement there: in addition to the initial military buildup that likely would be needed to create the zones, ground troops and additional air power will be needed to protect them. Such zones would also put U.S.-allied forces in dangerous proximity to foreign troops, including forces from Russia.

America's Putin Derangement Syndrome

Last week as Trump was preparing to take office, New York Times declared "the big winner" of the change in US presidents was Vladimir Putin. So how did he do it? The answer is not by blackmailing Trump, hacking the DNC, or any other such nonsense put out by disappointed Clintonites. Rather, Putin prevailed through a combination of skill and luck. He played his cards well, and had the good fortune of having an opponent who played his own hand extremely poorly - Russia won because America lost.