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A Republic, If We Can Keep It

A Republic, If We Can Keep It

Benjamin Franklin’s answer to a question about what the Constitutional Convention created has never been more pertinent.
Is Middle East History About to Repeat Itself?

Is Middle East History About to Repeat Itself?

Fifty years ago, Syrian President Hafiz al-Assad hosted U.
Has Trump Ever Read Thucydides?

Has Trump Ever Read Thucydides?

A few days ago, a friend with a jaundiced view of politics, asked me: “What difference does it make, no matter who is elected President? What can he do that would be so bad.
Dragging America Into War with Iran

Dragging America Into War with Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin (‘Bibi’) Netanyahu’s frantic attempts to stay out of jail by staying in his job have taken the U.
How Did We Become Tribes?

How Did We Become Tribes?

American politics have become tribal, like it or not.
What Foreign Leaders are Rooting for Trump?

What Foreign Leaders are Rooting for Trump?

It now looks certain, barring an act of a clearly disinterested God, that Donald Trump will head the MAGA (formerly known as the GOP) ticket in November.
Europe Must Take Charge of Europe

Europe Must Take Charge of Europe

Trump may or may not become the next American President.
Pray Israel Does Not Repeat Greece’s Mistake

Pray Israel Does Not Repeat Greece’s Mistake

I have been living and working on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict literally for sixty years, since December 1963 when I first arrived in the Middle East.
You Can’t Surrender to an Airplane

You Can’t Surrender to an Airplane

Every air force academy in the world treats the works of General Giulio Douhet, an Italian military theorist who died in 1930, as required reading for its students.
Are Netanyahu and the Freedom Caucus in League to Help Putin?

Are Netanyahu and the Freedom Caucus in League to Help Putin?

A visitor from another planet could come to that conclusion.

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