How (Not) To End Endless Wars

by Diana Ohlbaum In defending his decision to withdraw troops from Syria, President Trump explained, “I ran on the basis we’re going to bring our great soldiers back home where they belong. We don’t have to fight these endless wars.… Continue Reading  

Will More Women in Congress Mean Better U.S. Foreign Policy?

by Diana Ohlbaum The 116th Congress will seat more women than ever before—at least 125, an increase of 18. These women will be a more diverse group, among them 43 women of color, including the first two Muslim congresswomen, first… Continue Reading  

UN Vote Buying: A Bad Idea That Never Dies

by Diana Ohlbaum The Trump administration is agitating for a “sweeping reassessment” of the way foreign aid is distributed. Rather than making decisions based on where it is needed most or how it can be put to best use, U.S.… Continue Reading  

The NATO We Have and the NATO We Seek

by Diana Ohlbaum Donald Trump has thrown the “free world” into a tizzy with his ultimatum to European allies to increase their defense spending, his public questioning of why America should have to defend Montenegro, his classification of the European… Continue Reading  

Mattis, Pompeo, Kelly, Bolton, Coats: Resign Now

by Diana Ohlbaum Every elected and appointed U.S. official, other than the president, must take the following oath: I, ____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and… Continue Reading