Forgetting the Lessons of the Other 9/11

by Robert E. Hunter Today is “9/11.” No, not the one with which we in the United States are all too familiar: the twin towers in New York, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania. But the “other 9/11,” recognized… Continue Reading  

Russia is Back. Get Used to it.

by Robert E. Hunter This coming Monday, President Barack Obama will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the UN General Assembly, their first meeting in 15 months. This will be no ordinary occasion, given Russian aggression in Ukraine, the… Continue Reading  

America’s Hiroshima and Nagasaki 70 Years Later

by Christian Appy “Never, never waste a minute on regret. It’s a waste of time.” — President Harry Truman Here we are, 70 years after the nuclear obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and I’m wondering if we’ve come even one… Continue Reading  

Oslo At 20: A Failed Process

by Mitchell Plitnick After twenty years of futility, more and more people are coming around to the idea that the Oslo process has failed and that the basis of Israeli-Palestinian conflict resolution needs to be re-thought. Funny, there are those… Continue Reading  

Don’t Just Sit There, Bomb Something

by Chas Freeman An acquaintance who, like me, used to work on foreign affairs in the U.S. government, told me the other day that he thought that, in going after Bashar al-Assad, President Barak Obama had decided on an approach… Continue Reading