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December 23, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
The Kerry Negotiations

Secretary of State Kerry continues his "peace process" efforts at hammering out a comprehensive deal, or at least a framework deal, between Israelis and Palestinians. Two recent articles are reminde…

February 9, 2016

Middle East and North Africa
Kerry’s Fantasy Egypt

The Under Secretary of State for "Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights,"  Sarah Sewall, is today in Egypt. She might as well have stayed home. Because today, Secretary of State Kerry did a…

October 30, 2019

United States
Election 2020: Bill Weld, Republican Presidential Candidate

Bill Weld was the first Republican to officially announce he would challenge Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination. Weld knows that his bid faces long odds. Roughly nine out of ten …

Bill Weld

July 18, 2014

Israel
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…

February 25, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
Kerry and the "Peace Process"

There must be something in the water over at the State Department that leads successive secretaries of state to decide, seemingly on their first day there, that now is the time for a big new push at …

May 12, 2016

Iran
Kerry Boosts Iran’s Economy

The Wall Street Journal has a remarkable story this week, entitled as follows:"Kerry Tries to Drum Up Some Business in Europe for Iran." Mr. Kerry, traveling in Europe, was urging European firms t…

November 5, 2015

Middle East and North Africa
Kerry, Rabin, the PLO, and the "Peace Process"

Marking the anniversary of the death of Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin this week, Secretary of State Kerry said this: Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin devoted his life to defending …

August 6, 2015

Cuba
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…

February 19, 2015

Shouting at Kerry

A remarkable news story today reveals that throughout the nuclear negotiations, the top Iranian negotiator has been shouting and screaming at Secretary of State Kerry, and that he has sat there and t…

November 29, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy
Mr. Kerry Should Apologize

It seems that John Kerry is a problem even out of office. Whether his record as secretary of state was one of glorious achievement or abject failure is of course a matter of debate; I lean to the lat…