Published March 08, 2011
This is the third time in less than a week that President Obama’s rhetoric and actions have been strikingly at odds. Monday's Gitmo announcement is just the latest example.
Published February 25, 2011
The American people want decisive action in the region generally, and in Libya specifically, to save lives and do whatever can be done to hasten the elimination of the murderous Qaddafi regime. More generally, they feel we could be doing more to confront extremist elements throughout the region.
Published February 14, 2011
The Egyptian army today called up thousands of military reservists as soldiers cleared Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the extraordinary revolution that has transformed Egypt and the political map of the Middle East.
Published February 04, 2011
While President Mubarak has repeatedly vowed never to leave Egypt and to die in his native land, he may be forced to end his days in exile the longer he clings to power and the more violent the protests against him become.
Published February 01, 2011
As long-standing allies and admirers distance themselves from Egypt’s autocratic regime, President Hosni Mubarak has found himself with only one serious ally left in the Middle East – Israel.
Published January 31, 2011
There are growing signs that despite his determination to remain Egypt's modern pharaoh until he dies, Hosni Mubarak may be reaching the end of his 30-year rule.
Published January 28, 2011
As the smoke clears from Egypt’s most violent political protests in more than 30 years, President Hosni Mubarak still retains power.
Published January 26, 2011
In a quick survey of the globe tacked onto a speech that was intently focused on America’s economic and its international competitiveness, President Obama discussed the nation’s foreign policy challenges in 12 short paragraphs at the end of his pedestrian, but politically effective speech.
Published January 17, 2011
In Morocco, a statement of concern about the upheaval in Tunis reflects anxiety that is widespread in a region dominated by long-lived autocrats
Published January 06, 2011
Isn’t it time that the Obama administration acknowledge that we are engaged in a “war” on Islamic militants if not on their favorite tactic, terrorism, and put a price tag on that war so that Americans understand what we are being asked to pay for it?