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September 12, 2017

United Nations
President Donald Trump shakes hands with Russia's President Vladimir Putin. Thug Life: Why is Donald Trump So Cozy with Dictators?

In an op-ed recently published in The Hill, I examine President Donald J. Trump’s embrace of foreign strongmen. You can tell a lot about a man by the company he keeps. Donald Trump’s strange affin…

September 8, 2017

United Nations
President Donald J. Trump speaks during a visit to Loren Cook Company in Springfield, Missouri on August 30, 2017. Echoes of American History as Trump Heads to United Nations

In an op-ed recently published in The Hill, I examine what to expect from President Donald J. Trump’s first UN General Assembly address and how his mistrust of international organizations echoes earl…

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 …

August 10, 2017

North Korea
The Unacceptability of Vulnerability to North Korea’s Nuclear Arsenal The Unacceptability of Vulnerability to North Korea’s Nuclear Arsenal

North Korea under Kim Jong Un has become a parasite that increasingly threatens both the Korean Peninsula and the world. Kim’s nuclear weapons program has given him hope that time is on his side, and…

July 27, 2017

Gender
A woman and a child look at miniature sailboats on Mother's Day in Central Park, New York City, U.S., May 14, 2017. REUTERS/Joe Penney The Social and Economic Costs of Unpaid Caregiving

As is true for most women around the world, American women disproportionately shoulder the burden of unpaid care work.The fact that women disproportionately shoulder the burden of unpaid care work is…

July 5, 2017

China
China-North-Korea-Cover.jpg The China–North Korea Relationship

China is North Korea’s biggest trade partner and arguably has the most leverage on Kim Jong-un’s regime. But analysts say Beijing’s policies remain focused on border stability.

June 19, 2017

Defense and Security
Iraq Mosul airstrikes civilians Why Are Civilian Deaths in Iraq and Syria from U.S. Airstrikes Up 60% Under Trump?

Today, I have an op-ed in the New York Times, which they titled: “Why Is the U.S. Killing So Many Civilians in Syria and Iraq?” The piece documents the sudden increase in civilian deaths from the U.S…

June 16, 2017

CFR News
David Rubenstein David Rubenstein Named Chairman of the Board of the Council on Foreign Relations

David M. Rubenstein, co-founder and managing director of the private equity firm the Carlyle Group, has been named chairman of the board of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) effective July 1.

June 15, 2017

Intelligence
Testimony of McCabe, Rosenstein, Coats and Rogers on June 7, 2017 Don’t Let the Russia-Trump Investigation Distract From U.S. Intelligence Reform

Section 702 of the Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Act is up for renewal, and it's a controversial program as a result of Edward Snowden's disclosures.

November 21, 2016

Defense and Security
Mending the Broken Dialogue

Overview As commander in chief of the armed forces, the president of the United States bears great responsibility in determining when and how to use military force. To make such decisions, the pre…