Bachmann thinks there’s a U.S. Embassy in Iran

A few weeks ago GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann bragged to Fox News that she hasn’t had any significant gaffes during her campaign. She was wrong then, later, and again today when she told a crowd in Iowa that if… Continue Reading  

Jimmy Carter in Conversation with Jon Snow

Jimmy Carter is one of only a few U.S. presidents who was well-versed in foreign policy. With the Camp David Accords he convinced Israel to vacate the Sinai Peninsula and dismantle settlements. He intended to persuade Israel to withdraw from… Continue Reading  

Roger Cohen: The Doctrine of Silence

By Gary Sick Roger Cohen, my favorite columnist at the New York Times, combines the uncommon qualities of courage and analytical astuteness. He sees beyond the horizon and does not flinch from describing what he sees — even when that… Continue Reading  

Far-Fetched EMP Doomsday Part Of Cain And Gingrich Foreign Policy Platforms

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress The winner of the next presidential election will face a struggling world economy and a Middle East in the process of dramatic political transition, but GOP presidential hopefuls Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain appear… Continue Reading  

RAND: Coping with a Nuclearizing Iran

The RAND Corporation has just released a report providing policy options for dealing with an Iran that is on the “nuclear threshold”. I haven’t read all of it yet, but following is a brief summary. I will add commentary and… Continue Reading