Archive for the ‘American Enterprise Institute’ Category

Pulling the plug on Pyongyang

February 3, 2008

By James T. Hackett
The Washington Times
February 3, 2008

In 2005, the president changed policy toward North Korea. After years of withholding tribute and applying pressure, he switched to accommodation. It has not worked. He should revitalize the alliance with Japan and the new South Korean government, and return to a policy of containment.

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The failure of the current policy was spelled out by Jay Lefkowitz, a New York lawyer and former deputy assistant in the Bush White House, and since 2005 the President’s Envoy on Human Rights in North Korea. In remarks at the American Enterprise Institute, Mr. Lefkowitz suggested the six-party talks have failed and now North Korea is merely awaiting the end of the Bush administration. He deserves a medal for telling the truth.

Jay Lefkowitz, the U.S. envoy for human rights in North Korea, ...
Jay Lefkowitz


For decades the Kim dynasty that rules the North made trouble by assassinating enemies in foreign lands, kidnapping Japanese citizens, launching missiles of increasing range, selling missiles to countries in the Middle East, maintaining a million-man army, and developing nuclear weapons. The North’s antics concern this country mainly because thousands of U.S. troops are still in South Korea, but its behavior also should concern the North’s neighbors.

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http://www.washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080203/COMMENTARY/101684866

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il (C) is seen at an undisclosed ...
North Korean leader Kim Jong-il (C).

US diplomat calls on China, India to press Myanmar

October 23, 2007

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Senior US diplomat John Negroponte on Tuesday said China and India had a duty as Asian powers to suspend arms or energy sales to Myanmar‘s military regime over its political repression.

“Now  is the time for Beijing and New Delhi to forgo energy deals that put money in the pockets of the junta and suspend weapons sales to this regime,” Negroponte said in a speech in Washington.”This is the burden of maintaining the credibility of the United Nations and the international system,” said the deputy secretary of state at a conference on Asia at the American Enterprise Institute, a right-leaning US think tank.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071023/pl_afp/myanmarunrestuschinaindia_
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From Newt Gingrich: Don’t Legislate Defeat; Work Toward Victory

September 7, 2007

September 7, 2007

Dear Friend,

Next Monday, I will give a speech at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) marking six years since 9/11 and outlining the larger war we should have been waging in order to defeat our terrorist enemies on a worldwide basis.

My speech at AEI is designed to make the case for a larger and more productive dialogue about what we need to accomplish in the Real War we’re engaged in — not only in Iraq and Afghanistan but also in dealing with our enemies on a larger strategic scale, including Iran, Syria, al Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas and the worldwide forces of terrorism that want to destroy our civilization and eliminate our freedoms.
The reason I am speaking out is simple: We need a war-winning option, and today we do not have such an option.

Read it all at:
http://extendedremarks.blogspot.com/

Related:
Newt Gingrich For President

Excellent Gingrich Speech, National Press Club, Aug. 7, 2007