Dec 1, 2015
The key to our involvement in the Pacific is not simply projection of power, but a strategic vision that considers goals and capabilities, national will, and alliance assurances. At the moment, an overarching strategy is missing.
Nov 24, 2015
That there is instability in the three leading Sunni nations does not detract from the problems Iran faces.By any objective measure Iran is a civilization in decline. Obama regards the nuclear deal with Iran as a way to redraft Middle East geography and have the U.S. withdraw.
Nov 17, 2015
This war is a global war that the West will not identify or challenge, in part because of the loss of confidence in our own institutions and because of the fear of reprisals.
Nov 9, 2015
Here is an encapsulated view of the United Nations at work. Apply vagueness to the truths that embarrass. Apply silence to the violence you will never condemn. Apply blindness to murder that may oblige you to act.
Nov 3, 2015
Secretary Kerry is a recalcitrant puppet, but a puppet nevertheless, with Russian and Iranian ventriloquists pulling the strings. Many contend talks are better than war. When your interests are defined by others, it might be better to avoid negotiations entirely.
Oct 26, 2015
The stakes in this conflict go well beyond Syria. They involve the geography in the Middle East, Russian influence in the Ukraine and even the waves of immigrants floating to European shores. The U.S. is backed into a corner. Recovery will not be easy.
Oct 19, 2015
Russian troops will be assisting the Iranians in war against ISIS. Israeli officials are concerned that Russian troops will be operating in the Golan Heights along with Hezbollah and Assad-led Syrian forces. Israel is faced with the additional challenge of the expanded Russian presence in Syria.
Oct 5, 2015
The nanny state is a national outgrowth of mediating institutions in trouble. A way out of this morass is through restoration. Rebuilding schools as learning centers; families as units of cohesion; churches as moral centers and associations as the backbone of civic authority. It can be done.