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"US Should Keep Troops in Germany"

Luke Coffey begründet seine Ablehnung eines Abzugs von US-Truppen aus Deutschland nicht mit der Sicherheitslage in Europa, sondern mit der Situation an den europäischen Grenzen. "From the Arctic to the Levant, from the Maghreb to the Caucasus, Europe is at one of the most important crossroads of the world. This region also has some of the world’s most vital shipping lanes, energy resources, and trade chokepoints. Most of these regions have long histories of instability, and a potential for future instability that could directly affect the security interests and economic well-being of the United States and its allies. U.S. bases in Europe provide American leaders with flexibility, resilience, and options in a dangerous, multipolar world. The huge garrisons of American service personnel in Europe are no longer the fortresses of the Cold War, but the forward-operating bases of the 21st century. The U.S. needs to have the tools available to react to events in America’s interests. (…) The U.S. military presence in Europe deters American adversaries, strengthens allies, and protects U.S. interests."

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"How the Oil Production Boom Has Benefited America"

Der Boom der amerikanischen Erdölproduktion, der die USA kurzzeitig sogar zum größten Öl-Exporteur der Welt werden ließ, habe die strategischen Grundlagen der amerikanischen Nahost-Politik fundamental verändert, schreibt Jarrett Stepman. Den von US-Demokraten geforderten "Green New Deal" lehnt er deshalb entschieden ab. "As political scientist Walter Russell Mead wrote for The Wall Street Journal, the Middle East is now a region 'being fundamentally reshaped by drillers in Texas, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, and elsewhere.' As my colleague Nick Loris, an expert on energy and environmental policy, has noted, the huge increase in domestic oil production doesn’t mean that the U.S. is truly energy independent. We are still very much affected by the global supply and the actions of countries abroad. Nevertheless, the surge in production has transformed the American economy and given the U.S. an invaluable tool in foreign relations. That has transpired in spite of efforts by the Obama administration and the left to strangle an industry they fundamentally dislike, an effort that would be stepped up massively if the so-called Green New Deal became law."

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"What Those Decrying America’s 'Endless Wars' Are Really Talking About"

James Carafano von der konservativen Heritage Foundation hält Experten und Politiker, die sich für ein Ende der "endlosen Kriege" der USA einsetzen, für Isolationisten. Tatsächlich befänden sich die USA seit dem Ende der Kampagnen in Irak und Afghanistan "vernünftig betrachtet" gar nicht mehr im Krieg. "We are, for sure, dealing with the aftermath of conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. But President Barack Obama’s withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq marked the end of that war, and he transitioned the effort in Afghanistan from all-out fighting to an advice-and-assist mission. History supplies overwhelming evidence that weakness and indifference do not deter aggression and exploitation, they invite it. Today, what America does around the world is pretty much what it has been doing since 1945 — providing forward presence, deterrence, counterterrorism, training, assistance, and freedom of navigation. That’s important work and a heavy lift, but it ain’t war."

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"Trump Is Not Pro-Russia, Despite What the Media Says"

Ted Bromund, Senior Research Fellow an der Heritage Foundation, kommentiert in The Daily Signal das Verhältnis von US-Präsident Donald Trump zu Russland. "If the Trump administration is supposed to be colluding with the Russians, they’re doing a terrible job of it. They’ve opposed Russia in Europe, Afghanistan, Georgia, and Syria, while trying—and this is where the Oval Office meeting comes in—to get Moscow to oppose ISIS. Trump’s effort to win over the Russians testifies to the emphasis the administration is placing on the war against the Islamists. That effort isn’t going to go anywhere: The Russians will play their own game in the Middle East. I wish the Trump administration would recognize this. But I’d rather have an administration that tries to cooperate with the Russians on ISIS alone than one—like Obama’s—which tries to cooperate with them everywhere."

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"Amid War, Ukraine’s Population Continues to Dwindle"

Die Ukraine leide seit Jahren unter einem stetigen Bevölkerungsrückgang, der Experten zufolge vor allem auf die schlechten Umwelt- und Lebensbedingungen und auf den Krieg im Osten des Landes zurückzuführen sei, berichtet Nolan Peterson. Vor allem junge Ukrainer seien von den Folgen dieser Entwicklung betroffen. "Depopulation is a stark barometer of Ukraine’s national mood. Many Ukrainians have made a conscious choice to have fewer children, or to delay parenthood, due to political and economic instability, as well as the ongoing military conflict in the Donbas. (...) Depopulation is a major challenge for Ukraine’s economic and political development. For its part, the Ukrainian government has introduced measures to reverse the trend, such as a financial assistance program for new parents. (...) While government assistance relieves some of the financial burden of parenthood, reversing Ukraine’s population decline will ultimately depend on the country’s economic and political stability, and an end to the war."

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"Trump Refugee Order Balances Security and Compassion"

James Jay Carafano von der konservativen Heritage Foundation widerspricht der Argumentation, dass es in den USA bisher keine Anschläge von Flüchtlingen aus Syrien oder anderen vom neuen Einreiseverbot betroffenen Ländern gegeben habe. Er verweist auf die Anschläge des vergangenen Jahres in Westeuropa und meint, dass das Weiße Haus mit dem Einreiseverbot vor allem künftige Angriffe verhindern wolle. "Right now, our primary threat is Islamist-related terror plots that are organized by terrorists who are already here. What this administration is doing is making sure we are ready for the next wave of terrorism as well — the outflow of terrorists from the countries of conflict where the foreign fighters are likely to go first. There are already cries that the precautions are unfair — creating hardships. Fair enough, but terrorists attacks (like those at the Bataclan in France by the followers of ISIS) create unbearable hardships as well — and the government has the responsibility to find the right balance between security and compassion for its citizens as well as consider how U.S. actions impact others around the world."

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