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  

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.