222 quotes found by Elliott Abrams

Elliott Abrams
First impressions matter. Experts say we size up new people in somewhere between 30 seconds and two minutes.
Matter  Somewhere  Minutes  # 4120
Elliott Abrams
Elections matter, but how much they matter depends entirely on how free, open and fair they are.
Matter  Free  open  # 4121
Elliott Abrams
The war on drugs is not being won, and it continues to threaten stability and democracy not only in the Andes but throughout the Caribbean as well, where tiny police and military forces are outclassed by the sophisticated equipment in the hands of traffickers passing through the region on the way to their market in this country.
war  democracy  Hands  # 4122
Elliott Abrams
Thousands of members of Congress have come and gone over the years, their individual achievements hidden in committee reports, private compromises, amendments pushed through or blocked, and innumerable, unnoticed meetings.
Individual  Gone  Congress  # 4123
Elliott Abrams
In Iran, there is no freedom of the press, no freedom of speech, no independent judiciary, no free elections. There is no freedom of religion - not even for Shiites, who are forced by Iran's theocracy to adhere to one narrow set of official rules.
religion  freedom  Free  # 4124
Elliott Abrams
Obama's foreign policy is strangely self-centered, focused on himself and the United States rather than on the conduct and needs of the nations the United States allies with, engages with, or must confront.
Rather  Himself  United  # 4125
Elliott Abrams
On taking office in 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama put Israeli settlements at the center of U.S. policy in the Middle East.
President  Taking  Office  # 4126
Elliott Abrams
The intersection of religion and world politics has often been a bloody crossroads.
religion  politics  Often  # 4127
Elliott Abrams
Libya as a country is a relatively new concept. The period of Libya as a modern nation really starts after World War II.
war  Nation  Modern  # 4128
Elliott Abrams
There isn't any way for the people of Nicaragua to find out what's going on in Nicaragua.
Nicaragua  # 4129
Elliott Abrams
After 9/11, we did see Palestinian terrorism in the context of all terrorism.
Terrorism  Context  # 4130
Elliott Abrams
At the United Nations, a lynch mob for Israel is always just a moment away.
Moment  United  nations  # 4131
Elliott Abrams
Dubai must crack down on rampant smuggling, and the U.A.E. federal government has significantly stepped up pressure.
government  Pressure  Federal  # 4132
Elliott Abrams
Now in its third year in office, the Obama Administration has never championed the cause of human rights. Its slow reaction in June 2009 to the stealing of the election in Iran and the birth of the 'Green Movement' there, and its delay in backing the rebellions in Egypt, Libya, and Syria, are evidence of this problem.
Problem  Year  rights  # 4133
Elliott Abrams
I want to be the first guy to reverse a communist revolution.
Guy  revolution  Communist  # 4134
Elliott Abrams
There are examples of fraternal dictatorships, or one, anyway: the passing of power from Fidel to Raul Castro.
power  Anyway  Passing  # 4135