Read Gates’ Book Before Quoting Him

- February 23, 2014

Having served on the periphery of Robert Gates’ life during my career, the screaming headlines about his “tell all” memoir of his tenure as Secretary […]

Turkey’s Military Back in Business

- February 23, 2014

Ten years into power, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s administration may have to face a familiar foe to stay that way: the military he ousted.

The World is Spinning Out of Control Fast

- February 8, 2014

A distinguished U.S. diplomat, the late Larry Eagleburger, quipped in 1979 we would soon miss the USSR. He was a little premature on the “soon” but correct otherwise.

Climate Change: Crisis or Opportunity?

- January 31, 2014

Whether or not one agrees that climate change directly affects our lives, there is no disputing that weather patterns have changed in the last few […]

Turkey’s Schizophrenia Pushes EU Away

- January 25, 2014

Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s seems to have accepted his country will never become a member of the European Union despite its economic attractions.

Andreas Papandreou’s Legacy of Disorder

- January 25, 2014

The saga of Christodoulos Xiros, the Nov. 17 terrorist who skipped out on leave, shows Greece is far from re-establishing a viable political system.