Reaboi at the Federalist: Qatar Hacking Scandal Illustrates How U.S. Media Megaphones Foreign Agitprop
1 year agoJanuary 31, 2019
In the Elliott Broidy case, the media’s anti-Trump hysteria aligned with Qatar’s interests. The story of how Qatar’s paid actors targeted him using U.S. media deserves to be well-known.
Is Qatar really an ally?
1 year agoJanuary 29, 2019
Secretary of State Pompeo just returned from a trip across the Middle East and one of his stops was in Qatar. He announced a number of initiatives including an expansion of al-Ubeid Air Base where the US has a major contingent. What was not mentioned was Qatar’s continued support for terrorism or its many other malign activities throughout the region or their effects on the US and our interests.
A New Way Forward in the Middle East: Nine Stratagems
1 year agoJanuary 14, 2019
This document proposes a military-lite, foreign-aid-lite approach to executing American foreign policy in the Middle East. The basic aim is for the United States to positively affect our interests by rewarding friends and punishing enemies.
A New Strategy for the Middle East
1 year agoJanuary 09, 2019
The United States began operating our foreign policy in a fundamentally different way when President Trump took office. Our nation-building projects abroad came into question as military intervention began to be replaced by deal-making as the preferred method for achieving US strategic interests. The region where this is coming into greatest focus is the Middle East. We will soon publish the first regional version of our Grand Strategy - Freedom and Fair Trade which will focus on the Middle East. This piece will serve as an introduction to our thoughts on the current state and how we see the path forward.
Hanson at the Federalist: Bombshell Info Says Khashoggi Was A Foreign Influence Agent
2 year agoDecember 27, 2018
Jamal Khashoggi’s op-eds published in the very influential Washington Post certainly qualify as attempts to change U.S. policy against Saudi Arabia and in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood.