Don’t Apologize for Hiroshima

“I think the president would like to do it,” John Roos, President Barack Obama’s former ambassador to Tokyo, said the other day about a possible Obama visit to Hiroshima when he attends the Group of Seven Summit next month in Japan. “He is a person who bends […]

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Robust Foreign Policy Possible, Even in Partisan Times

Arthur Vandenberg, the former Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman who worked closely with President Truman to architect the free world in the late 1940s, died 65 years ago on Monday. His legacy offers two important lessons for us during our current time of turmoil at home and […]

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Making a Bad Iran Deal Worse

We’re witnessing a strange spectacle in U.S. foreign policy, one with no obvious precedent: President Barack Obama is trying desperately to protect his cherished nuclear deal with Iran, making one concession after another in response to Iran’s post-deal demands to ensure that Tehran doesn’t walk away from […]

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Everyone — An Update on “Harry and Arthur”

Everyone, Today is the official publication date of my new book, “Harry and Arthur: Truman, Vandenberg, and the Partnership That Created the Free World,” and, with that in mind, I hope to see you at one of my upcoming book talks. The next three are: April 9, […]

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Our Quickly Unraveling Nuclear Deal

Iranians are famously savvy negotiators, so recent revelations that, under the U.S.-led global nuclear deal, Iran has far more leeway than we had thought to hide its nuclear progress and test ballistic missiles shouldn’t surprise us. It should, however, alarm us. The revelations – reflecting the precise […]

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