The U.S. and the Gulf: A Failure to Communicate

by Thomas W. Lippman It was like a movie in which different characters see the same events in completely different ways. At one of those Washington think-tank panel discussions the other day, senior U.S. national security and military officials insisted… Continue Reading  

Syria: Grim Realities and Short Memories

by Wayne White The remorseless death toll and Assad regime gains in Syria have generated intense criticism in Washington of US policy toward the country. Other observers have also taken up this meme, often claiming the regime would have fallen… Continue Reading