The End of the American Dream?

by Carmen Medina

I’ve been a Puerto Rican all my life. I’ve also been an American citizen all my life. My ethnicity tended to confuse representatives of foreign governments, who didn’t comprehend how a Puerto...

Howard Baker’s Words and the Flynn Controversy

by Walter Pincus

“What did the President know and when did he know it?” For those of us who went through Watergate, that question, first posed by Sen. Howard Baker (R-TN), is the one most relevant today as the...

DHS Secretary Kelly's Border Remedies Differ from Trump

by Walter Pincus

Last Tuesday, days before the current Trump ordered roundup of illegal aliens began, Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly went out of his way to urge members of the House Committee on Homeland...

A History of What Works with Iran

by Michael Morell

The Trump Administration is correct that the U.S. should focus on the significant threat posed by Iran’s misbehavior in the Middle East. Luckily, history provides a guide on how we can change that...

Fix What is Broken: Bringing Technocracy to America

by Parag Khanna

On November 8 last year, Donald Trump upended the American political system with his surprising electoral victory over Hillary Clinton. That result has raised many questions about the U.S. political...

Questions Remain Until Trump Makes Russia Intentions Clear

by John Sipher

President Donald Trump has never shown much interest in foreign policy issues.  The few consistent themes he has supported are to defeat ISIS, restructure trade deals, and radically improve...

America First Equals America Last

by Ambassador Richard Boucher

The world got a taste last week of what “America First” means: insulting Iraqis who’ve risked their lives with U.S. forces; blacklisting dual-citizen legislators in Canada; and jeopardizing the...

Very Mixed Results So Far in Trump-Led Shake-Up

by Walter Pincus

The shake-up that Donald Trump voters wanted when they put him into the Oval Office has begun – with very mixed results. Trump’s ill-prepared, travel ban for individuals entering the U.S. from...

Bush, Obama, Trump and American Power

by Rafael D. Frankel

George W. Bush and Barack Obama were, in many ways, polar opposites in world view. The former saw black and white and an eternal struggle between good and evil, where those on the side of morality...

Haspel Hailed by CIA Vets

by Michael J. Morell

We’re revisiting a 2017 piece, when Gina Haspel was nominated to become the CIA’s deputy director, after Tuesday’s news that President Donald Trump is nominating her to replace Mike...