The Price of “Policy by Tweet”

by Robert E. Hunter Every president since Harry S Truman in 1948 has, in one way or another, been bedeviled by the Israeli-Palestinian issue. President-elect Donald J. Trump will be Lucky Number 13. Like Joel Chandler Harris’ tar baby, Trump… Continue Reading  

Rex Tillerson and the Russian Problem

by Robert E. Hunter Washington, DC, our nation’s capital and the center of governmental angst in fair times and foul, is going through its most profound trauma in years, a collective PTSD. For most of Washington’s political class, even on… Continue Reading  

Turkish Troops in Syria Deepen America’s Quandary

by Robert E. Hunter The Turkish military incursion into Syria is yet another chapter in the continuing tragedy for that country, for Syrians of all confessions and ethnicities, and indeed for most of the Middle East. Ankara is acting, it… Continue Reading  

Obama in Germany: Step Up to the Mark on Refugees

by Robert E. Hunter President Obama this Sunday and Monday makes perhaps his last visit as president to Germany. His taking part with Chancellor Angela Merkel in the annual Hannover Messe (trade fair) was originally designed to underline the president’s support… 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