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It's only words: With Asian tour, Obama tries to change the subject

It's only words: With Asian tour, Obama tries to change the subject

By Sol W. Sanders The Obama Administration is trying to turn a historical page. The president’s current Pacific tour is promoted as “a return to Asia”, an acknowledgment of its rapidly growing economies, and, of course, recognition of China as a world power. History has a way of dictating its own terms, however. [When asked […]

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U.S. foreign policy on autopilot: Damn the allies, an election is nigh!

U.S. foreign policy on autopilot: Damn the allies, an election is nigh!

By Sol W. Sanders Running an empire is not for sissies. Since 1945, the U.S., holding the aces, had to finesse a role once played by the Europeans with Washington pulling up the Latin American rear. But that tacit alliance maintained worldwide stability for only two decades, in part because pre-digital America could sulk behind two oceans. […]