How to Lobby Washington to Death

by Mashal Hashem and James Allen A springtime wedding in Northern Yemen’s Al-Raqah village took place in April 2018, a moment of reprieve from the turmoil and devastation of that war-torn country, a moment to celebrate life, love, and the… Continue Reading  

The Pentagon’s War on Accountability

by William Hartung Now you see it, now you don’t. Think of it as the Department of Defense’s version of the street con game, three-card monte, or maybe simply as the Pentagon shuffle.  In any case, the Pentagon’s budget is… 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  

The President Strikes a Nerve

by Paul Pillar* President Obama has gotten much attention from a single extended response he gave to a question about his foreign policy from Ed Henry of Fox News in a press conference last week in Manila. The apparently strongly felt need,… Continue Reading