The world financial crisis and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have led commentators to conclude that the United States is slipping from its position as global hegemon. In this episode of Faith Complex, Robert J. Lieber, Professor of Government and International Affairs at Georgetown University, joins new host Mitchel Hochberg to discuss why America is not destined to decline.
A blockbuster story at the Washington Post this morning: turns out the U.S. government has “secretly financed Syrian political opposition groups and related projects, including a satellite TV channel that beams anti-government programming into the country, according to previously undisclosed diplomatic cables.”
I've been writing off and on that the Obama administration inherited a situation in Egypt that was bound to go bad, but today's Jackson Diehl column in the Washington Post suggests there's a lot more culpability at the Obama White House than I assumed.
Tom Friedman, the New York Times columnist, is worried that America's worsening economic woes will inevitably decrease our ability to be a leader in the world arena.
That's something pro-Israel leaders should be worrying about. A lot. If Friedman is right, the tectonic change will have huge implications for an Israel that counts on an engaged, loyal America as a pillar of its security.