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October 5, 2018

United States
John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture With John Kerry

John Kerry discusses his American life as a Navy lieutenant, prosecutor, lieutenant governor, Democratic nominee for the presidency of the United States, five term senator, and U.S. Secretary of Stat…

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October 14, 2015

Kerry Links Palestinian Terror to Settlement Expansion

Secretary of State Kerry made an unhelpful, mistaken, ill-informed comment about the current wave of Palestinian violence yesterday when speaking at Harvard. Here is the comment Kerry made: So here…

April 2, 2015

Kerry, Zarif, and Cotton

The negotiations on the Iranian nuclear program have highlighted the role of Iranian foreign minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, a charming diplomat. But the charm of diplomats representing tyrannies is s…

July 18, 2014

The Kerry-Qatar Axis

Sympathy and support for Hamas are much lower in the Arab world than in past Israeli-Hamas conflicts--except in Qatar, whose government has a special relationship with Hamas. Indeed Hamas’s political…

July 14, 2014

Why Secretary Kerry Should Come Home

Secretary of State Kerry will go to Cairo on Tuesday, it seems, but it isn’t clear why. To push a Gaza cease-fire, the press reports, but his presence there will not help. Why not? After all, he was…

August 6, 2015

John Kerry, George Shultz, and the Kerry Visit to Cuba

Secretary of State Kerry will visit Cuba soon--on August 14. Since the opening of diplomatic relations and of the Cuban embassy in Washington, what’s been going on in Cuba? More repression. There w…

January 24, 2013

Kerry: 'Foreign Policy Is Economic Policy'

At his confirmation hearing for secretary of state, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry stressed the need for Washington to exercise "economic patriotism" and come together in order to solve the nation'…

December 10, 2013

United States
Kerry on Ukraine Crackdown: "Disgust"

Recently I criticized the President for silence on the events in Ukraine. Today the situation worsened, as the government in Kiev sent riot police to break up peaceful demonstrations. And tonight, Se…

May 13, 2013

United States
Kerry To Stockholm, Despite Vacancies Galore

In a blog post here on April 15, I noted that Secretary of State Kerry was doing a great deal of traveling but was spending too little time tending to his own Department. His job now is not that of a…

March 19, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
Mr. Kerry’s Old Rhetoric

In remarks he made just before leaving for Israel yesterday, our new Secretary of State indulged in some "old-think" and some outdated language about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Speaking at th…