President Biden’s handling of Donald Trump’s flawed peace deal with the Taliban illustrates the bi-partisan nature of our country’s foreign policy crisis.
Tag Archives: Barack Obama
From Here to Mars: My Testimony before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Science and Space
Ten years ago I came out with a book, “Partners in Space: US-Russian Cooperation after the Cold War.”
Hillary Clinton and the Cost of Political Talk
At a campaign fundraiser yesterday, Hillary Clinton managed to step on a geopolitical landmine when she compared Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler.
The Russian Proposal: Two Questions about the Syria Crisis that Matter
Last night, President Obama confirmed that he is in favor of giving diplomacy a chance to succeed in defusing a potential conflict with Syria.
Freedom and the Search for its Meaning
Lewis H. Lapham, former editor of Harper’s Magazine, once said that leadership “…imposes on both leader and follower alike the burdens of self-restraint.”
The Most Important Foreign Policy “Secret” of All
Earlier this week North Korea threatened to break the 1953 ceasefire with South Korea, citing the probability of new international sanctions and U.S.-South Korean military exercises scheduled for later this month and next.
The Road Ahead
The sun rises slowly in southern Pennsylvania, ushering in a day full of promise and potential.
Only in Washington
Earlier this month I arrived in Santa Monica to participate in a Milken Institute Forum with Evan Thomas, former Newsweek columnist and political biographer.
My Interview with Andrea Mitchell on the NRA’s Ad
Last week, I was asked to appear on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports to discuss my concerns with an NRA web video that compares school security to the protection requirements of the president’s daughters.
Reflections on the President’s Inaugural Address
During the Reagan years, one of my politically attuned daughters always refused to voice her opinion on the president’s speeches until she’d read the full text in the newspaper the next day.