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  

Bolton and the Troika of Tyranny

by John Feffer If you’re in the market for a troika of tyranny, Donald Trump, John Bolton, and Mike Pompeo certainly fit the bill. Or, if you’d rather focus on countries not individuals, you might single out Saudi Arabia, the… Continue Reading  

Waiting for Mueller—and Losing on Russia

by Robert E. Hunter Long-running anticipation of Robert S. Mueller III’s report on the 2016 presidential election has become like a Samuel Beckett play. Indeed, near the end of Waiting for Godot is the following exchange: Estragon: I can’t go… Continue Reading  

Goodbye, INF Treaty. Hello, New Arms Race?

by Robert E. Hunter This past week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States will start the formal process of renouncing the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty concluded by the United States and the Soviet Union… Continue Reading  

Bush’s Legacy Is Today’s Challenge

by Robert E. Hunter President George H.W. Bush’s death has led to reflection on his leadership, policies, and his (many) achievements and (fewer) failures. But it is also a moment to think about he conducted foreign policy. Even though he… Continue Reading