Conflict & Conflict Resolution

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Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Policy

Pompeo’s Silence Creates a ‘Crisis of Morale’ at State Department

| Jan. 16, 2020

Lawmakers released documents and messages this week that appear to show associates of U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer surveilling the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie “Masha” Yovanovitch, amid a campaign to oust her from her job. They are the latest documents at the center of the impeachment investigation into Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating former Vice President Joe Biden, a Democratic presidential rival.

Security personnel are framed in a damaged door

AP/Rahmat Gul

Analysis & Opinions - Real Clear Defense

Self-Delusion and Forgetting History in Afghanistan

| Dec. 17, 2019

The authors comment on the Washington Post's recently released 6-part investigative report on the U.S. war in Afghanistan. They conclude that although important, this report is only alarming to the extent that it demonstrates how often U.S. leaders deceive themselves.

U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Secretary of State John Foster Dulles (from left) greet South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem at Washington National Airport

DoD/Department of the Air Force

Journal Article - Small Wars Journal

Bernard Fall as an Andrew Marshall Avant la Lettre (Part II)

| Dec. 09, 2019

SWJ interview with Nathaniel L. Moir, Ph.D., an Ernest May Postdoctoral Fellow in History and Policy at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School. Dr. Moir is completing a book manuscript on Bernard Fall for publication.

Photo of President Donald Trump meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy at the InterContinental Barclay New York hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in New York.

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Analysis & Opinions - The Hill

Why Ukrainian Democracy Matters

| Nov. 15, 2019

The investigations into the telephone conversation that President Trump had with President Zelensky and the possibility of impeachment have dominated the American media. This singular focus could have harmful consequences for both Ukraine and United States. The strategic location of Ukraine has put it at the center of transatlantic security.

The ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine was one of the things that never arose during President Trump’s conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

Volodymyr Shuvayev/AFP/Getty Images

Analysis & Opinions - Los Angeles Times

President Trump’s missed opportunity with Ukraine

| Oct. 29, 2019

The House of Representatives is moving inexorably toward impeaching President Trump for what he has said and done in his dealings with Ukraine. But what the president hasn’t done or said is almost as appalling, revealing a president who cares only about his personal interests, not America’s interests.

Israeli Arab politician Ayman Odeh casts his vote in Haifa

AP/Ariel Schalit, File

Analysis & Opinions - Haaretz

Israel Election Results: Netanyahu Will Pull Out All the Stops — Including Military Action — to Hold on to Power

| Sep. 18, 2019

Chuck Freilich writes that Israelis voted to save their democracy. But the country may soon face a severe constitutional crisis if Netanyahu, facing political failure and criminal prosecution, adopts Nixon-style desperate measures.

Likud election billboard

Wikimedia CC/Sokuya

Analysis & Opinions - Haaretz

This Is Israel's Last Ever Zionist Election

| Sep. 12, 2019

Chuck Freilich warns that neither  Bibi Netanyahu nor his crude, illiberal, annexationist, political arsonist 'friends' comprehend the magnitude of the storm they're about to bring down on Israel's security — and its most foundational ideas— in this analysis of the upcoming Israeli elections.