Romney’s Approach to Foreign Policy

July 7, 2012 by

Rarely does foreign policy swing a U.S. presidential election one way or another. And with foreign policy taking a back seat to Obama’s handling of the economy, the Romney campaign should be overjoyed. To the Romney campaign’s chagrin, despite some obvious missteps, Obama enjoys higher poll numbers on his handling of foreign policy than his economic stewardship according to national polls. A debate over foreign policy is something that the Obama campaign would relish.

U.S. Military Strategy and Understanding Terrorism and Insurgency

July 7, 2012 by

There is a fundamental problem with American foreign and military policy concerning terrorism. American military strategists and policymakers fail to acknowledge the true strategic and tactical nature of terrorist groups and insurgencies. Many in the upper echelons of the U.S. government attempted to address the insurgency in Iraq and al Qaeda as if they were conventional forces. This resulted in abysmal returns.

Gilani’s Exit as Prime Minister Highlights Tensions between the Judiciary and the Government

July 7, 2012 by

The decision by Pakistan’s Surpeme Court to disqualify and remove former Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani from office has many speculating whether Pakistan’s Supreme Court usurped its power in what amounts to a “judicial dictatorship”. While potentially problematic in the long-term, the ongoing battle between the government and the civilian courts highlights how far Pakistan has come. Further, the dramatic turn of events, the dismissal of Gilani, didn’t arouse any large scale protests despite the fact that the cabinet was also nulified.