Was the US-GCC Summit Worth It?

by Robert E. Hunter It is too early to judge whether the results of last week’s summit between President Barack Obama and leaders of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries will become “footprints on the sands of time.” The… Continue Reading  

Obama to the GCC: Getting the Message Right

by Robert E. Hunter On May 13-14, President Barack Obama will host leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) at the White House and Camp David. Ostensibly, the meeting is to try convincing these intense skeptics of nuclear negotiations with… Continue Reading  

Obama’s Leadership and the New Framework Agreement with Iran

by Robert E. Hunter Well, Obama did it. Or, rather, President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, the other members of the P5+1 (the UN Security Council members, Germany, plus the EU)—and let us not neglect Iran— have done… Continue Reading  

Too Clever by Half: Netanyahu Strengthens Obama’s Hand

by Robert E. Hunter When the British say that someone is “too clever by half,” they are not paying a compliment. This week, that expression can be applied to the thrice-and-future prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu. He will almost… Continue Reading  

Looking Beyond Netanyahu’s Speech

by Robert E. Hunter The much-ballyhooed speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a joint session of Congress today raises basic issues about the roles of the president and Congress in setting US foreign policy. The famous “invitation to struggle”… Continue Reading