by | Jul 10, 2019

Ben Rhodes, former President Obama’s Deputy National Security Adviser, once referred to Washington’s foreign-policy establishment as “the Blob.” He was making a reference to the consensus that has become standard in U.S. foreign policy over the past several decades: that…

by | Jul 6, 2019

Having celebrated the 243rd birthday of the American republic, we should take note of two historical instances when July 4 was a significant date in Middle East history. July 4, 1976: As Americans celebrated their bicentennial, a daylong cavalcade of patriotic…

by | Jul 1, 2019

William F. Buckley, Jr., once said that one cannot argue with the invincibly ignorant. To be invincibly ignorant, a person — or a nation — has to be impervious to facts. So it is with Britain, France, and Germany in…

by | Jan 1, 2019

As Americans ponder the lessons of the year gone by, worry about why their clothes don’t fit, weigh the virtues of fresh water vs. rye whiskey, and compare the benefits of tiddlywinks and free-style swimming, it dawns upon large swathes…

by | Oct 13, 2018

Sir Winston Churchill once quipped that, “Americans will always do the right thing, only after they have tried everything else.” Unfortunately, in the Middle East, doing the right thing is often the wrong thing to do for the national interest….

by | Jul 30, 2018

We’re being deprived of the summer doldrums by the tumult around caused us by such things as Bob Mueller’s endless investigation and cutie pie Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s imitations of Joe Biden’s malapropisms. Instead of dwelling on those things, we need to…

by | Jun 22, 2018

Re: Brandon J. Weichert, “Repeal the Leahy Law”: To The Editor: In “Realism in foreign policy is undercut by utopian gestures” (6/12/18), Brandon Weichert argues that the Leahy laws should be repealed. My first suggestion is that he read the…

by | Mar 30, 2018

Once again, the naked truth about Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and his Palestinian Authority henchmen is laid bare: Power and money are the goal — not their people’s welfare. Abbas boycotted a recent Gaza stakeholders’ summit at the White House,…

by | Mar 15, 2018

In anticipation of International Women’s Day, the London Center for Policy Research hosted a briefing on March 7 in the U.S. Capitol called “The Cry of Women: What are the Main Challenges Women Face Today and How to Overcome Them?”…

by | Jan 28, 2018

Tel Aviv President Donald Trump wants to negotiate a “deal of the century” between Israelis and Palestinians like a high-rolling real-estate don. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday, Trump defended his decisions to recognize Jerusalem as…

Sign Up to receive Our Latest Updates! Register