Policy Digest: Foreign Policy Edition
- What kind of foreign policy should Republican presidential hopefuls advocate? Angelo Codevilla’s shrewd answer: something other than the prevailing establishment view, practiced during the 20th century. While I differ from some points in his analysis, the thrust of his article illustrates some important weaknesses of Republican administrations.
- Jeffrey Goldberg at The Atlantic lays out what Hamas would do if it could do whatever it wanted. He argues that it is “a dereliction of responsibility on the part of progressives not to try to understand the goals and beliefs of Islamist totalitarian movements.” True for “progressives,” but of others too.
- In February, Hashem Shaabani, an Iranian poet, was hanged, having been deemed an “enemy of God.” Earlier this month, plainclothes agents went to the home of two journalists and disappeared them. These are just two of umpteen illustrations of Iran’s domestic tyranny; the regime energetically funds and trains jihadist groups beyond its own borders. There’s a book to be written about the flagrant whitewashing of the Iranian regime in the West.