What Did Obama Really Say at West Point?

by Robert E. Hunter A supertanker sails a long way, they say, between the moment the helmsman sets a new course and the vessel fully responds. This was the task President Barack Obama took on this week, as he sought… Continue Reading  

The “Right” Stuff: Israel and the EU Elections

by Marsha B. Cohen In the European Parliamentary election, Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Front (FN) “stunned France’s political elite on Sunday by taking first place,” reported Reuters. “It was the first time the anti-immigrant, anti-EU party had won a nationwide… Continue Reading  

Realism about the Obama Doctrine

by Diana L. Ohlbaum “Speak loudly and carry a small stick.” That pretty much sums up the advice provided by a steady stream of withering critics of President Obama’s foreign policy. Spurred by off-the-cuff remarks the president made at a… Continue Reading  

Netanyahu Seizes Upon Brussels Jewish Museum Shooting

by Mitchell Plitnick On May 24, an unidentified shooter opened fire at the Jewish museum in Brussels, killing four people.  Two of the victims were Israelis, and the other two remain unidentified, other than being described as a volunteer and… Continue Reading  

What’s Going On In Saudi Arabia?

by Thomas W. Lippman An Arabic-speaking friend who has been doing business in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf for decades and seems to know everyone there invited me to lunch the other day.  He wanted to know if I could… Continue Reading