At Large
by | Oct 31, 2019

As the World Series approached a finale, I was in Panama City — the one with the canal, not the popular spring break destination of the same name in the Florida panhandle. With every television in every sports bar or…

by | Oct 25, 2019

The outcry was swift and sharp following the October 16 SEAL Team episode, whose plot featured Navy SEALs on a mission to retake an Azerbaijani power plant from suspected “Armenian loyalists” who were later identified as Iranian forces. Armenian media…

by | Oct 13, 2019

Do you know which country produced the rock in your fiancée’s diamond engagement ring? If you bought it last month, there’s a 40 percent chance it’s from Russia. And courtesy of an abject failure in U.S. foreign policy, the odds…

by | Oct 10, 2019

Receiving limited attention in mainstream media is India’s recently expressed desire to hit the “refresh” button in its relations with the United States. As recently reported in USNI News, a publication of the U.S. Naval Institute, the Minister of External…

by | Oct 3, 2019

“We immerse ourselves in the lifestyle of our host country. They corrupt it … “We sip Val di Suga. They slurp Aperol Spritz … “We contemplate Berthe Morisot at the Musée d’Orsay. They giggle while they pretend to prick their…

by | Oct 2, 2019

While strategic alliances are crucial for ensuring any nation’s safety and security, they are particularly indispensable for relatively small countries. Israel, which has long faced diplomatic isolation and hostility among its neighbors, has relied on its relationships with the U.S….

by | Sep 26, 2019

In case you are puzzled by the Israeli political and electoral system, there is no reason to pronounce yourself some kind of loser. If they ever publish a volume of Israeli Politics for Dummies, it will consist of three words:…

by | Sep 22, 2019

Watching the events of last weekend’s bizarre Iranian attack on Saudi installations, I predicted that the global price of oil would spike but that the increase would be manageable. Thankfully, these assertions have proven true. Iran has had decades to seek…

by | Sep 15, 2019

This weekend, the Houthi rebels in Yemen engaged in their favorite pastime of attacking Saudi Arabian oil and natural gas infrastructure. For the record, the Houthis are stooges of the Iranian regime and, like the Iranians, hate their Sunni Arab neighbors in…

by | Sep 8, 2019

Washington If you want to see where President Donald Trump’s foreign policy chops beat his predecessor Barack Obama’s, look to Egypt, the scene of Obama’s most unnecessary foreign policy fail. In 2011, during the so-called Arab Spring, Obama pressured former…

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