Monthly Archives: October 2013

Rand Paul Continues His Embrace of Neo-Conservative Policies

In August, I wrote a column raising concerns about Rand Paul–a self-styled, pro-markets, anti-intervention libertarian who for many conservatives represents the only hope for a departure from the neoconservative hijacking of his party. My concern was that Paul appeared to be flirting with his party’s neoconservative side by flip flopping on Iran. He wrote me […]

Possible Reasons Behind Saudi Decision

Much has been made of the Saudi’s deciding not to take their seat at the UN Security Council. While it is clear that they have been attempting to take a bigger role in regional leadership (see my previous post), it is unclear if they have a clear strategy on how to do that. The royal […]

Saudi Arabia Refused Seat on UN Security Council

After a concerted effort to obtain a seat on the UN Security Council, Saudi Arabia has declined to accept their new position citing the UNSC inability to solve regional conflicts. This just a few weeks after they decided against speaking at the UN General Assembly. In both cases, it is presumed that Saudi Arabia is […]

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