John Kerry's First Peace Effort in Israel and Palestine Failed, But Now He Needs to Try Again
July 09, 2014
Can the United States end the cycle of violence between Israelis and Palestinians?
Now that map is crumbling.
How Bad Can the Iraq Situation Get? An Expert Weighs In.
June 24, 2014
“What if everything that has happened in Iraq since 2003 is just preamble to the main event?”
And hardly anyone notices.
The speech was a valuable retreat from mindless saber-rattling, but it didn’t provide much guidance to West Point's cadets or foreign policy planners in Washington.
Superpowers Don't Get to Retire
May 26, 2014
What our tired country still owes the world.
India's Nationalistic New Leader Just Made an Extraordinarily Warm Gesture Towards Pakistan
May 26, 2014
Too bad Pakistan can't reciprocate
U.S. law says we must suspend aid to Thailand, but strategic military interests may inspire a more nuanced approach.
John Kerry Could Revive Peace Talks, but Don't Count on It
April 09, 2014
The Obama administration has pursued a strategy of talk for its own sake that, in retrospect, appears to have been feckless.
Republicans and Democrats Are Reversing Roles on Israel
March 31, 2014
You used to be able to find critics of Israel in the Republican Party. Former senators Charles Mathias and Chuck Percy and Representative Paul Findley come to mind.