Michael Goldfarb Articles

The Law of the Sea

The U.S. Navy trumps a U.N. treaty.
Oct 10, 2011


The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, also known as the Law of the Sea Treaty (or LOST), presents a dilemma for some national security conservatives. 

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Not the Kind of Leadership We’re Looking For

Why is the State Department defending Malaysia in the wake of democratic crackdowns?
3:00 PM, Jul 08, 2011

Secretary Clinton had nothing but glowing remarks for Malaysia’s leadership when she stopped there in November of last year.  “We already have a strong partnership based on common values like respect for cultural diversity, pluralism, religious tolerance… We know that Malaysia is a leader in this region…. [and is] increasingly being looked to as both a thought leader and a model globally,” Clinton said at the time.

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The Politics of Defense Cuts

The president tries—and fails—to paint Republicans into a corner.
Jun 06, 2011

Not that long ago it looked like President Obama had Republicans right where he wanted them. As the debate over the 2011 budget played out on Capitol Hill, he threatened to veto the legislation if it cut one dollar more from defense spending than the budget request submitted by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

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