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April 26, 2011

Politics and Government
Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington on February 12, 2011.  (Jonathan Ernst/courtesy Reuters) Campaign 2012: Haley Barbour, We Hardly Knew Ye

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington on February 12, 2011. (Jonathan Ernst/courtesy Reuters) Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour surpris…

March 29, 2017

United States
Play Haley_EC.jpg A Conversation With Nikki Haley

Ambassador Nikki Haley discusses the United States’ goals for its term as president of the UN Security Council in April, and outlines her plans to highlight human rights and to assess current UN peac…

August 24, 2017

United Nations
Ambassador Nikki Haley at hearing Welcome to Nikki Haley's era of American diplomacy

In an op-ed recently published in The Hill, I review U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley's tenure thus far, and how she is shaping U.S. foreign policy. As the Trump spectacle enters …

June 14, 2018

United States
Army Birthday 2018 Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army!

The United States Army celebrates its 243nd birthday today. If you see an active duty, former, or retired member of the United States Army today, wish their service Happy Birthday. The Army websit…

May 25, 2018

United States
memorial day 2018 Remembering Those Memorial Day Honors

The United States has fought twelve major wars and a countless number of smaller skirmishes in its history. Memorial Day is how we honor the soldiers, sailors, airmen, airwomen, and marines who did n…

May 31, 2018

United States
US-Debt-BGR-Header-2-1160x630.jpg The National Debt Dilemma

With the U.S. national debt already exceeding $15 trillion, President Trump’s tax reform and budget deals with Congress are poised to add massively to the country’s deficits. CFR explores the origins of the national debt, the risks it presents, and the outlook for change.

May 15, 2018

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
CPTPP signing What Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

Though President Trump withdrew from the TPP, the remaining members of the trade pact have forged ahead with a new version, leaving the U.S. role in the Asia-Pacific in question.

June 16, 2018

United Nations
The UN's Automatic Majority Against Israel is Fraying

On June 13, the United Nations General Assembly voted once again to condemn Israel, this time for its actions against Hamas in Gaza when tens of thousands of Hamas supporters and terrorists stormed t…

June 11, 2018

Cybersecurity
NYC Blackout Not The Cyber Deterrence the United States Wants

The U.S. approach to cyber deterrence assumes that Washington will be deterring others. The Obama administration's response to Russian interference in the 2016 election tests that assumption. 

June 6, 2018

North Korea
Vehicles carry missiles during a military parade in Pyongyang. North Korea’s Military Capabilities

Kim Jong-un has accelerated North Korea’s buildup of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, while also modernizing its large conventional force.