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Robert Zapesochny
Robert Zapesochny is a researcher who specializes in the end of the Cold War and the future of Eastern Europe.
by | Mar 20, 2018

This past week, I lost my member of Congress. From January 1987 to March 2018, she cast 18,230 votes. While I disagreed with her most of the time, in times like these, it is important put aside any differences and…

by | Mar 16, 2018

In one of his final columns in 2015, my late friend Peter Hannaford wrote about how liberal activists had been trying to remove a statue of William McKinley not far from his home in California. On February 21, 2018, the…

by | Sep 21, 2017

No doubt about it, Donald Trump made a great speech at the United Nations. I particularly liked his criticism of the Iran deal and when he reminded his audience that “The United States has great strength and patience, but if…

by | Sep 11, 2017

In June 2012, President Obama announced his Deferred Action to Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Since Congress had failed to pass the DREAM Act, President Obama responded, “In the absence of any immigration action from Congress to fix our broken immigration system,…

by | Aug 25, 2017

The populism that fueled the rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders came from the perception that the federal government responded like Superman when it saved Wall Street and Clark Kent when it came to helping everybody else. While these…

by and | Jun 30, 2017

North Korea has the potential to become the greatest foreign policy crisis for the Trump administration. Fortunately, President Trump has a very capable Secretary of Defense, and an exceptional National Security Advisor that are uniquely qualified on this issue. North…

by | May 18, 2017

Every year, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) attracts thousands of pro- Israel activists from all over the country to its policy conference in Washington, D.C. This year’s gathering in late March drew a record audience of 18,000 participants….

by | May 4, 2017

William Horsley Orrick III is a United States District Judge for the Northern District of California. Last week, Orrick, an Obama appointee, blocked President Trump’s executive order to withhold money to sanctuary cities. In 2015, Kate Steinle was killed because…

by | Apr 26, 2017

There are four reasons why Hillary lost Wisconsin: she didn’t show up, Russ Feingold pulled her numbers down, the Republican Party was strong, and grassroots conservatives like Dan Feyen never gave up. Woody Allen once said: “Eighty percent of success…

by | Apr 19, 2017

Bashar al-Assad would not be in power today, without the combined help of the Russian Air Force, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, and Hezbollah. Even with Russia and Iran, President Assad has only been able to secure control of 34 percent…

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