There has been a clear and steady increase in instability and violence in the country since widespread pro-democracy protests erupted in 2011.
Previous presidents were armed with something President Obama doesn’t have: Trade Promotion Authority or TPA.
The Iranians have taken full advantage of the weakened U.S. posture over the past three years.
Every day, we know that people are facing discrimination and violence based on their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
Though they are forbidden from voicing opposition to Hamas, most Gazans likely share Israeli sentiments that this round must be the last one.
Real peace requires the realization that neither side will get exactly what it wants and that conditions will never be perfect.
In the current Gaza crisis, the vast disparity of casualties, with at least 176 Palestinians killed, 70 percent of whom were civilians and half were women and children, while luckily no Israelis have been killed, provides perhaps the best indicator of who is paying the price.
We can both ease the current system of sanctions we have imposed on Cuba, and at the same time accelerate the momentum for reform on the island.
Adding more boots on the ground would do little or nothing to stem the flow of children across the border.
Ghani is America’s friend in a way that Karzai never was.