The United States’ approach to the Middle East under President Obama has been filled with a chorus of blunders and failures, which have contributed to the chaos in the region.
When President Viktor Yanukovych fled Kiev two weeks ago, the over-arching question was what would the Russians do? Now that Moscow has invaded Crimea and appears poised to formally absorb the territory...
Two and a half years after Qaddafi’s ouster, Libya still does not have a new constitution.
The UN Security Council should impose an international arms embargo on Israel, Hamas, and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza.
Secretary Kerry and the White House are making the most of the $1 billion in bilateral loan guarantees on offer to Ukraine, but the fact is, this amount looks pretty meager compared to the $15 billion Ukraine’s interim government is now seeking from the IMF.
How can Egypt be considered on the path to democracy when its first democratically elected president is ousted by the military?
Even if Tehran acquired nuclear weapons, the United States already has the posture and capabilities sufficient to safeguard its territory.
Lamentable though Putin’s aggression is, it doesn’t rise to the level of military response from the United States or its NATO allies any more than the 2008 invasion of Georgia, the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia, or the 1956 invasion of Hungary. It would be madness to risk a major power war over this crisis.
History teaches us all that transitions from authoritarian rule to democracy are a messy and imperfect process requiring patience and time.
The worst thing we can do is start another costly and unnecessary war.