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State Department

human rights

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the Trump Administration’s plan to slash funding for the State Department, so I’d like to offer my...
Trump budget

In unveiling President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget, Mick Mulvaney, head of the Office of Management and Budget said: “It is not a soft-power budget....
defense budget

President Trump has called for a substantial increase in defense spending—nearly 10 percent or $54 billion. That’s serious money, and it’s seriously needed to rebuild...
corporations

It’s become the backbone of not only of the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s economic development philosophy in the Middle East...
Iran

John Kerry made a lot of news over the weekend when speaking on issues that will affect how the next presidential administration navigates a complex...
Donald Trump

Every administration does it. A new president, secretary of defense, or secretary of state enters office and they wipe their departmental website clean. On the one...
State Department

On Election Day, Secretary of State John Kerry ventured where no other secretary of state had gone: Antarctica and the South Pole. From Voice of...
Russia

The harassment of American diplomats outside the U.S. Embassy in Moscow is making headline news.  Here, for example, is the Bloomberg report: Russian television broadcast footage...
derangement syndrome

The strongest argument for voting for Donald Trump in November has very little to do with Trump and almost everything to do with Hillary Clinton. She...
Iran

Washington is a notoriously self-absorbed place. When it comes to Iran and the Iran deal, much of the attention the last couple days has been...
terror sponsors

Congress is increasingly frustrated with the White House and State Department for a seemingly unending string of concessions to Iran. The latest involves Tehran’s insistence...
diplomatic process

Among the most entertaining characters brought to life in David Simon’s iconic HBO series The Wire was the long-suffering criminal defense attorney Maurice Levy, brilliantly...