The Syrian Debacle and the Opportunity

It is hard to understand how a few missiles and bombs which failed in Korea, Vietnam, and throughout the 20th century, are going to...

Miley Cyrus on Syria

Not having had a daughter I missed the whole Hannah Montana phenomenon. So, I was taken aback at the angst from so many professionals...

The Unfortunate Legacy of Colin Powell

I have been watching the burgeoning story about the Assad government's use of chemical weapons in Syria in the last few days. I am not...

Generating or Tamping Down Middle East Violence Is Stupid

There is a certain frustration I have grown into regarding the Middle East.  Whether it is the Israeli/Palestinian divide or Egypt or Syria, it...

Republican Foreign Policy Melt-Down

For me George Schultz summed up Ronald Reagan. I have seen Schultz repeat it in various formulations many times.  Some people run for President...

How Little We Understand the Cultures We Bomb

The Boulder City Club hosted as part of our International Affairs luncheon series a talk with Q&A on the Arab Spring with Dr. Nader...

The Coming of the Second Jimmy Carter

For those of us in 2008 who voted enthusiastically for Senator Obama from the center of the Democratic Party it has been quite a ride.  Through...

The Argument Against Intervention in Syria

The drumbeat to send the US military into Syria without United Nations authorization  is reaching a fever pitch.  Former Senator Lieberman announced last week...

China On Track To Overtake US Military Spending

As we enter another round of defense cuts, the politicians and commentators comfort the world with the statement that the US spends more than...

Replay of my Vblog “Iranian Alternatives”

The most frustrating problem with the Obama White House is how slow they are on policy changes.  They really prefer a change as a...

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