Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- December 28, 2010

Breaking Away: Obama’s War On Terror Is Not “Bush Lite.” -- David Cole, New Republic

It is difficult, in these partisan times, to find any common ground in the debate over U.S. counterterrorism policy. But, on one matter, there seems to be almost uniform agreement: that President Obama has largely continued President Bush’s security policies. With the exception of former Vice President Dick Cheney, who faults Obama for suggesting that trying terrorists as criminals may be more appropriate than waterboarding them, everyone from the ACLU to John Bolton appears to agree that Obama has preserved the main features of Bush’s approach to the “war on terror.”

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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials

America's Dangerous Rush to Shrink Its Military Power -- Mark Helprin, Wall Street Journal

Who Will Be on Top at the End of this Century? -- Edward Bernard Glick, American Thinker

Taliban Recede: Coalition or Winter's Advance? -- Jason Motlagh and Muhib Habibi, Time Magazine

Iraq's precarious prospects -- Trudy Rubin, Philadelphia Inquirer

Japan and South Korea as allies someday? -- Clayton Jones, Christian Science Monitor

Little hope for Middle East accord in 2011 -- Jason Koutsoukis, Sydney Morning Herald

Merkel Braces for Election Debacles in 2011
-- Florian Gathmann and Philipp Wittrock, Spiegel Online

Making Sense of the START Debate -- George Friedman, Stratfor

Russia, The World's Largest Dying Power -- Vladimir Ryzhkov, Moscow Times

The Muslim population has grown from 1.65 million to 2.87 million since 2001, say researchers. What does this mean for liberal Britain? -- Damian Thompson, The Telegraph

China's New Missile: A Game Changer? -- IBD Editorial

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