If Brexit Now Fails, the West Will Gain

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by Robert E. Hunter The massive defeat for Brexit in the British Parliament by more than 200 votes means that the whole issue gets sent back to the drawing board. There are only 73 days before the magic moment when,… Continue Reading  

Will the United States Ever Think Seriously About the Middle East?

Jim Mattis and Mohammed bin Salman (Defense Department)

by Robert E. Hunter Troops to depart suddenly from Syria. Troop strength in Afghanistan to be halved. James Mattis to resign as Secretary of Defense. Last week was a week of turmoil that likely presages worse to come. But is… Continue Reading  

Bush’s Legacy Is Today’s Challenge

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by Robert E. Hunter President George H.W. Bush’s death has led to reflection on his leadership, policies, and his (many) achievements and (fewer) failures. But it is also a moment to think about he conducted foreign policy. Even though he… Continue Reading  

The Only Clear Gainer from Brexit: Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin

by Robert E. Hunter While America’s allies in Europe wonder what President Donald Trump will do next to weaken NATO and other key elements of the Atlantic Alliance, they have not focused sufficiently on another threat to European security. This… Continue Reading  

Khashoggi Affair: Will US Now Put Its Interests First in Middle East?

Mike Pompeo in Riyadh (State Department)

by Robert E. Hunter Yesterday, President Donald Trump snapped back all sanctions on Iran that were removed as the U.S. part of the bargain under the July 2015 nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA). That agreement… Continue Reading