• The Dogs That Aren't Barking -- and Those That Are -- in 2016

    The Dogs That Aren’t Barking — and Those That Are — in 2016

    000Let’s look back on the primary campaign — completed for Republicans, still ongoing for Democrats — and see if we can identify what Sherlock Holmes referred to as dogs that didn’t bark. For what’s unusual about this campaign is not | Read More »

  • The Arrow of History

    The Arrow of History

    How do you distinguish a foreign policy “idealist” from a “realist,” an optimist from a pessimist? Ask one question: Do you believe in the arrow of history? Or to put it another way, do you think history is cyclical or | Read More »

  • The World According to Trump

    The World According to Trump

    Foreign policy does not determine American elections. Indeed, of all Western countries, we are the least interested in the subject.

  • At Last, America First!

    At Last, America First!

    Whether the establishment likes it or not, and it evidently does not, there is a revolution going on in America.

  • The Four Foreign Policies

    The Four Foreign Policies

    After dozens of contests featuring cliffhangers, buzzer-beaters and a ton of flagrant fouls, we’re down to the Final Four: Sanders, Clinton, Cruz and Trump.

  • While Obama Fiddles ...

    While Obama Fiddles …

    State of the world, Year Eight of Barack Obama:

  • Defy America, Pay No Price

    Defy America, Pay No Price

    If you’re going to engage in a foreign policy capitulation, might as well do it when everyone is getting tanked and otherwise occupied. Say, around New Year’s Eve.

  • America First -- or World War III

    America First — or World War III

    “If you’re in favor of World War III, you have your candidate.” So said Rand Paul, looking directly at Gov. Chris Christie, who had just responded to a question from CNN’s Wolf Blitzer as to whether he would shoot down a Russian plane that violated his no-fly zone in Syria.

  • Political Translations

    Political Translations

    It is amazing how many different ways the same thing can be said, creating totally different impressions. For example, when President Barack Obama says that defeating ISIS is going to take a long time, how is that different from saying that he is going to do very little, very slowly? It is saying the same thing in different words.

  • Rand Paul and Donald Trump Won the Fox Business Debate on Foreign Policy

    Rand Paul and Donald Trump Won the Fox Business Debate on Foreign Policy

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Donald Trump won the Fox Business debate this week on one of the most important issues a Commander-in-Chief will confront – foreign policy.

  • America in Search of a Cause?

    America in Search of a Cause?

    “If the Cold War is over, what’s the point of being an American?” said Rabbit Angstrom, the protagonist of the John Updike novels. A haunting remark, since, for 40 years, America was largely united on the proposition that our survival depended upon our victory over communism in the Cold War.

  • Obama's Foreign Policy Consistently Finds the Wrong Balance and Misses the Mark

    Obama’s Foreign Policy Consistently Finds the Wrong Balance and Misses the Mark

    A good football coach knows that on third down and inches, a quarterback sneak might be the best play. Conversely, on third down and 25, his team will likely throw a long pass. The right play for one situation isn’t necessarily right in every situation.

  • Obama's Foreign Policy Delusions

    Obama’s Foreign Policy Delusions

    President Obama’s stunning declaration that the global image of the United States has greatly improved under his administration is another example of his ideology and narcissism’s blinding him to his many policy failures.

  • Why Is Yemen Our War?

    Why Is Yemen Our War?

    For a month now, the Saudi air force has been bombing Yemen to reverse a takeover of that nation of 25 million by Houthi rebels, and reinstall a president who fled his country and is residing in Riyadh.

  • Obama Breaks Promise on 100th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide

    Obama Breaks Promise on 100th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide

    As the world continues to look on in dismay at the barbaric atrocities committed against Christian minorities by the Islamic State—the self-proclaimed new “caliphate”—today, April 24, marks the genocide of Armenian and other Christian minorities by Turkey’s Islamic Ottoman Empire—the last caliphate.

  • The Obama Doctrine

    The Obama Doctrine

    At the Summit of the Americas where he met with Raul Castro, the 83-year-old younger brother of Fidel, President Obama provided an insight into where he is taking us, and why: “The United States will not be imprisoned by the past — we’re looking to the future. I’m not interested in having battles that frankly started before I was born.”

  • Obama Deal With Iran in Trouble

    Obama Deal With Iran in Trouble

    Is the tide turning against President Obama’s purported nuclear weapons deal with Iran? One sign that the answer is yes is the devastating opinion article in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal by former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and George Shultz.

  • Will Bob Corker Save the GOP?

    Will Bob Corker Save the GOP?

    “Pat, sometimes it seems like our friends want me to go over the cliff with flags flying,” President Reagan once told me.

  • Where the Red Line Came From -- Before it Was Crossed

    Where the Red Line Came From — Before it Was Crossed

    There are still nearly two years left in Barack Obama’s presidency, but historians looking back on his record in foreign policy will surely identify one costly error: his refusal to follow through on the implied threat in stating that the | Read More »

  • The President who is uninterested in other people

    The President who is uninterested in other people

    The world is an endless gallery of mirrors for Barack Obama.