Move the Embassy

President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem provides a timely opportunity for the new president to make a sharp break with President Barack Obama’s unwise, unjustified and ultimately ineffective hostility toward America’s closest ally in the turbulent Middle East. Especially after […]

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Flex Congress’ Foreign Policy Muscle

John Kennedy once said that “it is the president alone who must make the major decisions of our foreign policy,” and I have long thought he was right because, at moments of national peril, our presidents can’t as a practical matter share the conduct of foreign policy […]

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A Troubling Pick for Democratic Jews

After taking white working-class voters for granted in November, the Democratic Party seems poised to do the same for Jews – and that could have important implications for the already troubled U.S.-Israeli relationship. Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who lead the party’s […]

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America First?

As President-elect Donald Trump walks back his most controversial campaign pledges on such issues as immigration and trade, the most important question is whether he’ll do the same on the all-encompassing issue of U.S. global leadership. At stake is nothing less than the liberal international order – […]

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No More Partisan Foreign Policy

Want some good news? Beyond the gloomy prospects of renewed political polarization after Election Day, of House Republican vows to relentlessly investigate a new Democratic president – presuming, of course, that we avoid the nightmare of a Trump victory – hopeful signs of bipartisan progress are emerging […]

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