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Deadly embrace or suicide pact?

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- Secret diplomacy is called for for the United States and Iran to reach a satisfactory point in diplomacy.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Shocking and Awing

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- Ten years ago this month, the United States launched Operation Iraqi Freedom against Saddam Hussein.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Questions for President Obama

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- As U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in Israel, Iran will dominate the agenda but in the United States the economy is still a looming issue.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Hidden in plain sight

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- As U.S. President Barack Obama and his administration begin a second term, they face powerfully transformed political landscapes at home and abroad.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
The Y2K Sequester?

The Y2K Sequester?

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- On the sequester it is likely both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue will continue to play chicken. The nation will suffer. If that happens, it will be a calamity.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

The Pyongyang Persian Pickle

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- In English slang, "pickle" means a bad situation or a state of disorder. And pickle well applies to the nuclear ambitions of North Korea, Iran and U.S. policy.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Isn't IT time to pivot a bit back to Europe?

BRUSSELS, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Last year, the Obama administration released its latest strategic guidance for the Pentagon. The lead headline read "U.S. pivots to Asia."
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
The trials of Chuck Hagel

The trials of Chuck Hagel

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- What former Sen. Chuck Hagel needs to do before the Senate Armed Services Committee votes on his nomination as secretary of defense.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Descent into hell: The demise of American politics

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. politics are in a dangerous downwards spiral. And no one is at the controls.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

NATO RIP

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Can NATO RIP be made to mean "Rejuvenation, Insurance and Protection"?
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

The Iranian cliff

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- If 2012 turned out to be the year of the "Cliff Hanger," what will 2013 bring? Consider the "Iranian cliff."
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

10, 9, 8, 7 ..........?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- 10, 9, 8, 7 ...... refers to a countdown. The larger question is count down to what?
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Going over the decency cliff

WASHINGTON, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The United States is staring over a "decency cliff" and U.S. leaders need to act to make sure we don;t go over.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Three ticking time bombs at the Pentagon

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- To most observers, the most dangerous of ticking time bombs at the Pentagon is budgetary but there are three less visible and perhaps more dangerous issues.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Alice in Wonderland -- or is it Washington?

Alice in Wonderland -- or is it Washington?

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- To address the fiscal cliff, politicians involved must admit to the seriousness f the problem and step out of politics.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

A ray of hope

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama can enhance the U.S. stance internationally by putting John Kerry and Chuck Hagel in his Cabinet as state and defense secretaries.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

The commander in chief

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. commanders in chief need to hold subordinates accountable for answering the question of “What next?” as a critical step in ensuring strategic success.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Fixing the flaws in the pivot to Asia

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The potentially fatal flaws in the U.S. "pivot to Asia," with its emphasis on military and not diplomatic, economic and political tools, remain uncorrected.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
11/11/11

11/11/11

BRUSSELS, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- There is a need for immediate political leadership and courage in the United States to solve the country's problems.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
A real presidential agenda

A real presidential agenda

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The only downside to writing a Wednesday column recurs every fourth November and the day after the United States' presidential elections.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Mitt: Trick or treat?

Mitt: Trick or treat?

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Will it be trick or trick for U.S. foreign policy U.S. voters go to the polls to elect their next president?
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
I wish someone had said that

I wish someone had said that

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Harlan Ullman says there are three main issues candidates should address: U.S. infrastructure, foreign policy crises and U.S. political stalemate.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Ready, aim fire!

Ready, aim fire!

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Tuesday's presidential debate and the remaining encounter aren't the best formats for getting real answers to very tough and even intractable issues facing this and most other nations round the globe.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Unintended consequences

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Unintended consequences remain unpredictable and many are far-fetched. Still, here are a series of the phenomena that should give us to pause to think.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Fore! And American Exceptionalism

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- When someone pronounces American exceptionalism, please yell "fore!"
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
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