Sir Kim Leaves Washington

Sir Kim Darroch, British Ambassador to Washington, has resigned. His crime? Saying – in private correspondence with London – what we all know to be true: the Trump White House is…

A Life Sentence in Afghanistan

Another Memorial Day has come and gone, but the War in Afghanistan keeps rumbling along. This year, the conflict was brought back into the headlines by two key developments: a rumor –…

Iraq 2.0?

Tensions are rising in the Middle East. The White House, citing poorly sourced intelligence, has increased the US force presence in the region, and ramped up sanctions aimed at preventing…

Donald the Disruptor

In foreign policy – to borrow the terminology of Silicon Valley – Donald Trump is a disruptive innovator. Though his policies are often similar in broad strokes to prior presidents, his…