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John Kerry's determination

John Kerry's determination

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- The current buzz in Washington is questioning whether Kerry is determined or delusional in his quest to solve among the most intractable of global conflicts.
Harlan Ullman
My fellow citizens

My fellow citizens

April 2 (UPI) -- Obama gained notoriety with speeches in Berlin and Cairo in 2008. Since then, rhetoric and strategic thinking in foreign policy have been missing in action.
Harlan Ullman
Putin and Crimea: 1945, not 1938

Putin and Crimea: 1945, not 1938

March 28 (UPI) -- Russia’s seizure of Crimea and what may follow are works in progress. With the hundredth anniversary of World War I looming, no one wishes to return to 1914.
Harlan Ullman, UPI Outside View contributor
Don't reinvent the Russian bear and Chinese dragon

Don't reinvent the Russian bear and Chinese dragon

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Last week's geopolitical guidance to politicians was "Don't lose wars." This week's advice is "Don't reinvent Russian bears and Chinese dragons."
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Geopolitics 101 -- Don't lose wars!

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Prior to entering national office, politicians of all stripes and especially U.S. presidents-elect and members of Congress should take a short course in Geopolitics 101.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Syria: Strategic or tragic?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- There is agreement that more active engagement by the Obama administration from increasing humanitarian assistance to arming the Syrian opposition is needed and needed now.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Super Bowl, Super Power?

Super Bowl, Super Power?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- How does the United States win in the foreign policy Super Bowls in which it plays?
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Needed: A new NATO for the 21st century

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the annual Munich Security Conference. First focused on Europe, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the Cold War, several years ago the conference broadened its agenda to cover global security.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Bob Gates' 'Duty'

Bob Gates' 'Duty'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Last week's release of Bob Gates' "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War" was preceded by his publisher's brilliant public relations campaign hyping the book with tantalizingly provocative excerpts.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

How could we be so stupid?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Today is a bad day for many with quarterly income tax estimates due to the U.S. government but a really bad day occurred five days short of 94 years ago.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Three New Year's wishes

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A week after New Year's Day isn't too late for making wishes for 2014.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Game changers for 2014

WASHINGTON, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- New Year's Day marks the time for making predictions and resolutions. Game-changing events are among the former. So, here are three game changers that you might not have considered.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Dear Santa

Dear Santa

WASHINGTON, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Lock the president and leaders of Congress in a room until their come up with a viable political agenda for the coming year.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Twas the week before Christmas

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The growing disparity of income and wealth between rich and poor is a political quandary that will require far more than future holidays such as Christmas or July Fourth to catalyze action.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Newtonian physics and international politics

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Whether any U.S. president has the courage and boldness to delegate responsibility and authority to government and crisis response is at quesiton.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
The nuclear deal with Iran

The nuclear deal with Iran

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Unintended consequences of the possible Iranian nuclear deal need to be considered closely.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Freezing Iran's nuclear ambitions

Freezing Iran's nuclear ambitions

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- In an extraordinary time, by any measure last week was extraordinary.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

New security mindset needed

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The more think tanks and higher education turn to examining alternative means for creating relevant security mindsets and frameworks, the better off we will be.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Is anyone home at either end of Pennsylvania Avenue?

BRUSSELS, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Two of the United States' most vital interests are represented and co-located in Brussels.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

The American Follies

BUCHAREST, Romania, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Ridicule and derision never fired anti-American sentiments that persisted around the world until today.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

The wrong war again

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The concept of a "war on terror" isn't only flawed. Worse, it cannot work.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Mourning for America

Mourning for America

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Without presidential leadership, the United States is in grave trouble. But who will listen? And who will lead?
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
What next for Syria?

What next for Syria?

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The Obama administration is on the verge of botching an unprecedented opportunity.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
A broke and broken U.S. government

A broke and broken U.S. government

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- American must demand the U.S. government does its job or face a very dark future.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Rummy's reclama -- Fixing a broken process

Rummy's reclama -- Fixing a broken process

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumfeld's call for reorganization of U.S. security processes needs to be heeded.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
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