Breaking the Iran Deal: The delusion of victory

Breaking the Iran Deal: The delusion of victory

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has undoubtedly been sipping champagne these days in celebration of his successful effort to lobby Donald Trump over...

May 11th, 2018 |  


Defying the hawks on the way to a Trump-Kim Summit

Defying the hawks on the way to a Trump-Kim Summit

Donald Trump’s extraordinary decision to meet with Kim Jong-un has taken all the policy hawks by surprise — and led them to issue all kind...

March 13th, 2018 |  


Are we in a Post-American Era?

Are we in a Post-American Era?

As Donald Trump made his way to Beijing, we need to know that he is dealing with a Chinese leadership that is much more self-assured about its interna...

November 9th, 2017 |  



Trump and Kim, a dangerous pairing

Trump and Kim, a dangerous pairing

“We’re dealing with somebody that we’ll figure out. He may be smart, he may be strategic — and he may be totally crazy.”...

October 2nd, 2017 |  


Hats off to those who labor

Monday marks yet another holiday on our yearly calendar, a day in which some of us will enjoy time away from work; others will wrap up final beach wee...

September 1st, 2017 |  


Trump’s threats

Trump’s threats

The problem with Donald Trump’s “fire and fury” statement on North Korea isn’t merely that it intensifies an already tense sit...

August 11th, 2017 |  


Look to Washington State

Look to Washington State

Forward thinking in Washington these days is limited to federal lawmakers scheming new and innovative ways to bolster the fortunes of the ultra-wealth...

July 12th, 2017 |  


Advise, assist, arm: The United States at war

Advise, assist, arm: The United States at war

During the Cold War, the U.S. military and the CIA were involved in a multitude of “indirect” interventions in developing countries. A few...

July 5th, 2017 |  


All is not quiet on the Western Front

All is not quiet on the Western Front

Donald Trump’s visit to NATO headquarters last week was consistent with two of his foreign-policy views: the need to pursue close relations with...

May 31st, 2017 |  


But it won’t be the same

But it won’t be the same

Well, there was at least one political prediction last fall that was correct. And I didn’t hear it from the so-called “experts” in t...

May 29th, 2017 |