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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Partisanship isn’t as bad as you think

President Obama doesn’t attend Nancy Reagan’s funeral and Republicans attack him as partisan, though recent presidents of both parties have skipped the funerals of first ladies. GOP senators, meanwhile, say they won’t even consider Obama’s nominee to succeed the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, whoever it […]

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Obama’s Cuba Trip Up

President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Cuba in two weeks in an oddly timed excursion that, in many ways, encapsulates all that’s wrong with the philosophy, goals, and priorities of his administration’s foreign policy. Simply put, it’s the wrong trip, to the wrong place, at the […]

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Iran’s Hard-Line Elections

Henry Kissinger famously remarked some time ago that Iran must decide whether it wants to be “a nation or a cause.” For decades, U.S. presidents of both parties have been trying to coax Tehran toward the former and away from the latter. Most recently, the U.S.-led global […]

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