Foreign and Defense Policy

Best of the foreign policy blogs (Mar. 17 to Mar. 23)

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

Max Boot at urges Congress and the president: Don’t Go Wobbly on Afghanistan

Owen Graham at’s Foundry blog writes that Paul Ryan’s Budget Proposal Makes Defense a Priority.

Seth Mandel at asks Is Burma a Sanctions Success Story?

Speaking of sanctions, Jonathan Tobin at writes that the administration’s Iran Sanctions Exemptions Leave Room for Doubt About Obama’s Intentions.

David Axe of’s Danger Room reports that the Navy’s Tiniest Warships Could Lead the Assault on Iran.

Alexander Abad-Santos at reports on the EU’s new sanctions on the Syrian dictator’s wife in No More Online Shopping Sprees for Asma al-Assad.

Soner Cagaptay in the on The limits of Turkey’s pivot away from the West.

Walter Russell Mead at says India-US Relations Aren’t All Sweetness and Light.

Tim Brown at’s SITREP blog has New Imagery showing the North Korean Launch Site is Ready.

Jason Miks at reports on Coup Rumors in China.

Cliff May at reports on the grand mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s call to  Destroy all the churches in the Arabian Peninsula.

Greg Gutfeld of Fox News’ Red Eye (via declares that al-Qaida media critique sounds like it ‘was written by Media Matters’.

Finally, from’s Danger Room, this really cool video of an Ancient Airlifter Making Daredevil Drops Over Afghanistan.

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