January 18, 2018Sub-Saharan Africa
Seventy-eight former U.S. ambassadors to African countries (including me) have signed a public letter to the president asking him to "reassess" his views on Africa and its citizens.
January 8, 2018Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
While the media focuses on Trump, Netanyahu imposes a “solution”: There will never be a Palestinian state.
January 24, 2018Turkey
Nearly a century of mistrust of America and an obsession with defeating the Kurds sparked its operation in Afrin.
February 21, 2018Asia
After declaring the “rebalance” to Asia dead, the Trump administration’s “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” strategy appears to be pursing similar goals: containing China’s ability to dominate Asia and bol…
January 16, 2018Egypt
Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia are close to armed conflict over a Nile dam project; so far the United States is ignoring them.
February 1, 2018U.S. Foreign Policy
President Trump’s State of the Union speech signaled the White House’s dangerous and growing fixation on using maximum pressure alone to denuclearize North Korea. But the soundest way to resolve the …