September 24, 2019Saudi Arabia
If the United States is done fighting for Saudi Arabia’s oil, it's done fighting for the entire region.
April 9, 2012Turkey
Last Wednesday was a big day in Turkey. General Kenan Evren, the leader of the September 12, 1980 coup d’etat, was charged in an Ankara courtroom with “acts against the forces of the state” during th…
July 30, 2019Elections and Voting
What has been the greatest foreign policy accomplishment of the United States since World War II? What has been the biggest mistake?
December 13, 2010Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Seven years ago today soldiers in the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 4th Infantry Division pulled Saddam Hussein from a hole underneath a two-room mud shack on a sheep farm in the town of ad-Dawr, …
March 13, 2019Zimbabwe
In the run-up to last year’s presidential and parliamentary elections in Zimbabwe, hope was palpable in Harare. Civil society activists, journalists, and business leaders marveled at how political space had opened up in the wake of the coup that ousted longtime President Robert Mugabe. It was as if an entire country had opened up the windows to let in fresh air. However, these victories for Zimbabwe are ringing hollow because they occur against an alarming backdrop of state-sponsored violence and intimidation.