Sanctioning Zarif Further Undermines U.S. Diplomatic Credibility

by Robert E. Hunter In the latest tit-for-tat in the battle between the United States and Iran, this week the Treasury Department, at the behest of the State Department, imposed sanctions on the Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif. This… Continue Reading  

Apollo 11 and U.S. Foreign Policy

by Robert E. Hunter Fifty years ago, when man walked on the moon, there was a host of suggestions for other major national projects. If we can go to the moon, the argument went, why can’t we end poverty on… Continue Reading  

The Ambassador Resigns: Brexit’s Collateral Damage

by Robert Hunter Sir Kim Darroch, until recently British ambassador to the United States, is collateral damage in two battles that are part of the same war. It’s called Brexit.

Two Linked Crises in the Persian Gulf

by Robert E. Hunter Iran shot down a Global Hawk U.S. surveillance drone and crowed about it. President Donald Trump says that he decided to strike back at Iran but called it off with 10 minutes to spare. Thus, the… Continue Reading  

Dealing with Iran: Today’s Yellow Journalism?

by Robert E. Hunter At long last, the U.S. mainstream media (print division), much of Congress, and the Washington think-tank commentariat are waking up to the prospect of a war with Iran and not liking what they see. Iran as… Continue Reading