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" America's decline would set in motion tectonic shifts undermining the political stability of the entire Middle East. "
" You know who's messianic? Netanyahu, because he talks that way. And that's a very risky position. "
" Foreign policy should not be justified through making oneself feel good, but through results that have tangible consequences. "
" The problem with the Iranian regime, of course is, one, its unsettling effects on the Sunnis, particularly Saudi Arabia, and, secondly, its potential threat to Israel. "
" The security link between us and Europe is very important for European security but also for our security. "
" The Soviet Union's termination, which brought to an end the bipolar world, ushered in an era of U.S. hegemony. Hegemony, however, should not be confused with omnipotence. Hegemony is not omnipotence but is certainly preponderance. "
" But if Russia is to be part of this larger zone of peace it cannot bring into it its imperial baggage. It cannot bring into it a policy of genocide against the Chechens, and cannot kill journalists, and it cannot repress the mass media. "
" Eurasia is home to most of the world's politically assertive and dynamic states. "
" AIPAC has consistently opposed a two-state solution, and a lot of members of Congress have been intimidated, and I don't think that's healthy. "
" The first 'world' war was in reality the last European war fought by globally significant European powers. "
" Fear obscures reason, intensifies emotions, and makes it easier for demagogic politicians to mobilize the public on behalf of the policies they want to pursue. "
" Look: I don't want to live with a nuclear Iran. I would like to make it uncomfortable for them to seek it. "
" The potential for regional conflict in the absence of an internationally active America is real. "
" I think it is important to ask ourselves as citizens, not as Democrats attacking the administration, but as citizens, whether a world power can really provide global leadership on the basis of fear and anxiety? "
" We defended our allies in Europe for 40 years during the worst days of the Cold War - very threatening days of the Cold War - and nothing happened. So deterrence does work. "
" If we slide into a pattern of just thinking about today, we'll end up reacting to yesterday instead of shaping something more constructive in the world. "
" I have been struck by the pervasive frequency of pompously patriotic ads for the defense industry, usually accompanied by deferential salutations to our men and women who are heroically sacrificing their lives in our defense. Do we really need all of that for our security? "
" Pakistan's political instability is its greatest vulnerability, and a decline in U.S. power would reduce America's ability to aid Pakistan's consolidation and development. "
" We should be therefore supporting a larger Europe, and in so doing we should strive to expand the zone of peace and prosperity in the world which is the necessary foundation for a stable international system in which our leadership could be fruitfully exercised. "
" Constant reference to a 'war on terror' did accomplish one major objective: It stimulated the emergence of a culture of fear. "
" It is important to ask ourselves, as citizens, whether a world power can provide global leadership on the basis of fear and anxiety. "
" We can't have an intelligent foreign policy unless we have an intelligent public, because we're a democracy. "
" To his credit, Obama has undertaken a truly ambitious effort to redefine the United States' view of the world and to reconnect the United States with the emerging historical context of the twenty-first century. He has done this remarkably well. "
" We have actually experienced in recent months a dramatic demonstration of an unprecedented intelligence failure, perhaps the most significant intelligence failure in the history of the United States. "
" Eurasia is the world's axial supercontinent. A power that dominated Eurasia would exercise decisive influence over two of the world's three most economically productive regions: Western Europe and East Asia. "
" The Cold War did end in the victory of one side and in the defeat of the other. This reality cannot be denied, despite the understandable sensitivities that such a conclusion provokes among the tenderhearted in the West and some of the former leaders of the defeated side. "
" The mullahs are part of the past in Iran, not its future. But change in Iran will come through engagement, not through confrontation. "
" All the historical pretenders to global power originated in Eurasia. "
" I draw a very clear distinction between populism and democracy. "
" The financial catastrophe of 2008 nearly precipitated a calamitous economic depression, jolting America and much of the West into a sudden recognition of their systemic vulnerability to unregulated greed. "
" We all have the right to comment about each other. "