For decades I have worked in the national security and energy security arenas where passions run high, but they are tempered by facts and figures, data and verifiable results.
Category Archives: Commentary
The Eisenhower Memorial: Moving Forward
After some months of escalating controversy, many people’s good intentions have been distorted.
50 years later: A reflection on the Farewell Address
I’ve always found it rather haunting to watch old footage of my grandfather, Dwight Eisenhower, giving his televised farewell address to the nation on Jan. 17, 1961.
Sky News interview: Obama’s first foreign trip
President Barack Obama’s first foreign trip made headlines all over the world. To provide some analysis, especially on his meeting with Russian President Dimitri Medvedev, I gave an interview to Adam Boulton, Sky News Political Editor.
Investing in a strategy for America
Just over a month has passed since the inauguration of Barack Obama. During this time top level jobs in the administration are being filled and an historic stimulus package has been passed.
Investing in America’s Power Grid
Samuel Palmisano’s call for greater investment in America’s power grid (“Let’s Spend on Broadband and the Power Grid,” op-ed, Jan. 13) evokes the network effect of the investment from the Interstate highway system begun in the 1950s.
Political Fear Mongering, the Coming Election and Why Barack Obama Should be our Next President
For more than fifteen years, I have regularly appeared in the media as a foreign policy expert. I’ve always tried to be accessible to everyone from all ends of the political spectrum.
The Consequences of No Consequences
The nation held its collective breath these last weeks as the country waited to see if Congress would finally act on the emergency measures to “rescue” our economy, and what the impact would be.
Presidential Children Don’t Belong in Battle
As the presidential election unfolds we make many presumptions about our candidates and their families.
Remarks by Susan Eisenhower at the 2008 Democratic National Convention
I stand before you tonight not as a Republican or a Democrat, but as an American.