Foreign and Defense Policy

Best of the foreign policy blogs 1/26-2/1

Here is the best of what AEI’s foreign and defense policy scholars are reading this week:

Thomas Sowell at the National Review writes on Shouting Louder: Hillary’s Testimony

Gerald Seib at the Wall Street Journal discusses Obama, Netanyahu: From Testy Allies to Frenemies in Need

Steven A. Cook at the Atlantic asks Can Israel’s New Coalition Fix Relations with Turkey?

David Ignatius at the Washington Post explores U.S. Policy toward Countering al-Qaeda 2.0

Leon Wieseltier at the New Republic writes Welcome to the Era of the Light Footprint

Bethany Mandel at Commentary Magazine on Exposing the Gulags of North Korea

J.Y. at the Economist examines The Kremlin’s New Anti-Americanism

Bill Gertz at the Washington Free Beacon sheds light on China, North Korea and Egypt in Not-So-Strange Bedfellows

Michael Kugelman at CNN’s GPS blog on The Myth of an Arab Spring in Pakistan

Hiro Aida at the American Interest considers the trajectory of Japanese politics in Drifting Right

Daniel Nisman and Daniel Brode at the New York Times ask, Will Syria Bleed Hezbollah Dry?

And finally, here is a clip of Sen. Chuck Hagel refusing to answer Sen. John McCain’s question on whether Hagel was right to call the surge in Iraq the “most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since Vietnam.”

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