A Fitting Tribute to the Fall of the Berlin Wall

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 30 years since the Berlin Wall “fell,” heralding the end of the Cold War that supposedly was going to last forever. Within a short time, hundreds of millions of people in Central and… Continue Reading  

Brexit and the Irish Issue—the American Dimension

by Robert E. Hunter In a cliffhanger just before the summit meeting of European Union leaders, the EU and the British government have finally (and once again) reached a deal on the terms and conditions under which the United Kingdom… Continue Reading  

The Persian Gulf Crisis: Beyond the Carter Doctrine

by Robert E. Hunter On January 23, 1980, President Jimmy Carter stood before the U.S. Congress and presented his annual State of the Union message. Its core analysis: The region which is now threatened by Soviet troops in Afghanistan is… Continue Reading  

A U.S.-Israeli Mutual Defense Treaty: It Won’t Happen

by Robert E. Hunter In the Middle East, there is an old admonition: be careful what you wish for. Winning the war against Saddam Hussein’s Iraq in 2003 was a prime example, in that it created a continuing mess that… Continue Reading  

The U.S. in Afghanistan: 18 Years and Still Counting

by Robert E. Hunter Always the man of surprises, President Donald Trump this past weekend sprang two: the first to schedule a “secret” meeting at Camp David to try settling the Afghanistan conflict; the second to cancel the meeting and… Continue Reading