Seventy years ago today, on April 3, 1948, President Harry Truman signed into law the most sweeping non-military foreign policy achievement of the 20th Century, perhaps in all of American history. That success, colloquially known as the Marshall Plan, helped revitalize Europe, set the stage for the next 50 years of American relations with the continent, and largely shaped the Europe we know today.Read More »
John Bolton is in as National Security Adviser, and his advice is this: “WAR!!1!” Let the disaster commence.
In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump fired his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, via Twitter no less, and nominated current CIA Director Mike Pompeo to take his place. The termination was both unexpected and long overdue, as Tillerson was seemingly on rocky ground vis a vis the President for nearly his entire tenure at State, but he reportedly had no early warning of his impending firing.Read More »
After nearly 17 years of seemingly interminable war in Afghanistan, we may be approaching a turning point.Read More »
The capture of two ex-British Islamic State fighters who murdered Americans in Syria brings up an important question: how do we get justice for their victims?
Germany’s ‘Grand Coalition’ is back. But what does it mean for the country, the European Union, and the US?
What have we missed by hyperfocusing on the daily news surrounding the President and the attendant absurdities of American politics? This time it’s a brewing conflict within the world’s largest democracy.