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  • Opinion

How Biden can update the Obama doctrine

The incoming team needs a more realistic, hard-nosed appreciation of the challenges posed by U.S. adversaries.
  • Jan 17, 2021
  • Opinion

Trump has pressed hostile regimes to release American prisoners. His favorite dictators, not so much.

Egypt and Saudi Arabia should get the message that high-level relations with the new administration won’t begin until the Americans they hold are freed.
  • Dec 20, 2020
  • Opinion

Netanyahu’s reaction to Biden’s victory is appalling

The Israeli leader stumped several presidents before Trump.
  • Dec 6, 2020
  • Opinion

Trump’s overarching Middle East strategy reaches a disastrous dead end

His Iran gambit has failed in every respect.
  • Nov 22, 2020
  • Opinion

How Biden will begin to repair Trump’s damage to our world standing

A Biden administration will have its hands full trying to restore relationships with foreign allies.
  • Nov 8, 2020
  • Opinion

Why people power doesn’t work like it used to

Protesters in Belarus and Thailand hope to see democratic change. Sadly, they probably won’t.
  • Oct 25, 2020
  • Opinion

Trump’s continuing vandalism of the Voice of America

Even if the president loses the election, the damage he inflicts on the U.S. Agency for Global Media between now and January may be ruinous.
  • Oct 11, 2020
  • Opinion

Joe Biden doesn’t have a perfect foreign policy record. But unlike Trump, he’s learned from his mistakes.

In contrast to the current president, the former vice president hasn’t abandoned the notion of American leadership.
  • Sep 27, 2020

إلى قادة دول مجموعة العشرين، لا تنسوا دعاة حقوق المرأة اللاتي يقبعن في السجون السعودية

على ترامب والقادة الآخرين أن يشترطوا إطلاق سراح لجين الهذلول وزميلاتها الناشطات مقابل حضورهم
  • Sep 17, 2020
  • Opinion

G-20 leaders, don’t forget the women’s rights advocates rotting in Saudi prisons

Trump and other leaders should condition their attendance on freedom for Loujain al-Hathloul and her fellow women activists.
  • Sep 13, 2020
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