The Foreign Policy Price of Trump’s Russia Scandal


by Robert E. Hunter Those of us immersed for decades in Washington political life have never seen the rival of today’s hysteria gripping the nation’s capital. Never before have the mainstream media experienced such a collective nervous breakdown. Perhaps the… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Strikes on Syria a Big Hit in Caucasus


by Joshua Kucera The United States missile strikes on Syria have gladdened pro-Western hearts among in the Caucasus, where they have been seen as a sign that the new Trump administration is willing to act tough against Russia. “I think… Continue Reading  

The Sayings of President Trump


by Robert E. Hunter Words matter. This is especially so when uttered by the president of the United States on foreign policy and national security and with an attentive foreign audience. As in ordinary life, some things, once said, can’t… Continue Reading  

Do Project Cancellations Indicate Declining US Interest in South Caucasus?


by Michael Hikari Cecire US President-elect Donald Trump has canceled his real estate projects in Georgia and Azerbaijan. The moves suggest that the US role in the South Caucasus may decline during Trump’s administration. The Trump Organization, Trump’s real estate… Continue Reading  

Ukraine and Syria: Linked Together by Russia


by Robert E. Hunter The United States and Russia are now at daggers drawn over Syria. Following the collapse of the ceasefire negotiated last month by Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the United States has… Continue Reading