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Terrorist Sponsored States

Excerpts from Destabilizer-in-Chief by Mario Loyola in National Review: The Arab Spring began with great hope around the world. But the Arab Spring was no mere rebellion against authoritarian regimes. It was the crisis of legitimacy of the brittle Arab states that arose…

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Destabilization

Excerpts from Destabilizer-in-Chief by Mario Loyola in National Review: Influence is a function of power. Commitments have to be backed by real resources. Otherwise, as Walter Lippmann argued, your foreign policy is bankrupt. Once the Iraq War was over, the key task facing…

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It Is about More than Iraq

Excerpts from Destabilizer-in-Chief by Mario Loyola in National Review: The most basic reason to keep forces in Iraq after 2011 was not to continue the war — which was already over by the time Obama was sworn in as president — but rather…

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Korean Lessons Unlearned

Excerpts from Destabilizer-in-Chief by Mario Loyola in National Review: The Korean War is justly remembered as a valiant struggle. And yet the conflict could have been avoided but for a major blunder on the part of the Truman administration. The year before…

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