Putin’s Candidate

“I will have that war settled in one day, 24 hours”
Donald Trump
For close to a year, former president Donald Trump has bragged that if elected in 2024 he would end the war in Ukraine “in one day” and the “deal would be easy.”  When pressed as to how he might …

Putin’s Ukrainian Invasion … A Defining Moment for the GOP

“Now is our moment to meet and overcome the challenges of our time.”

President Joe Biden – State of the Union Address

March 1, 2022

Since the 2020 election, the Republicans Party has attempted to rewrite history, whether echoing Trump’s baseless claims about a stolen election or redefining the deadly January 6th assault …

A Foreign Policy That Continues To Flounder

” We will not have another Mariel boat life.”
President William J. Clinton

Just as hundreds of unseaworthy rafts flounder northward across the shark-infested waters of the Florida Straits … American foreign policy wallows in a sea of uncertainty and indecisiveness, without direction and often accomplishing little.  Driven primarily by domestic …

U.S. Foreign Policy … Morally Just Or Just Pragmatic

“The greatest weakness of pragmatism is that it ends up by being no use to anybody”
T.S. Eliot
President Clinton’s current dilemma over whether to extend “most favored nation” (MFN) trading privileges to China underscores a dichotomy in American foreign policy. 
What balance should exist between the moral values a nation professes …

Operation Desert Shield … Why Are We There?

Even as another 100,000 troops head for Saudi Arabia, the euphoria over Operation Desert Shield, the American effort to hold Saddam Hussein in check, has justifiably begun to crumble. 
Iraq’s unprovoked invasion of Kuwait recalled memories of Germany’s unopposed annexation of Czechoslovakia.  History has suggested that had the nations of …