How Raytheon Runs US Foreign Policy

May 18, 2020

In 2017, US President Donald Trump’s new administration found itself in a quandary. Should it continue providing weapons for use in Saudi Arabia’s murderous war in Yemen that had been raging for two years? In June 2017, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman unexpectedly declared neighboring...

America’s Outdated Special Relationship With Saudi Arabia

November 02, 2016

The US presidential campaign debate on Middle East policy has focused disproportionately on the response to the Islamic State. This series instead focuses on five alternative Middle East policy challenges facing the next president. In this fourth part, Ryan J. Suto discusses the US-Saudi special...

Afghans’ Vote Re-Shuffles the Diplomatic Deck

April 07, 2014

Amid the country's presidential election, Afghans have created new opportunities for Afghanistan. Afghans' surprisingly enthusiastic participation in their presidential campaign and the election on April 5 should jolt citizens and foreigners alike out of their pessimism about the...

Washington and the Egyptian Tragedy

August 27, 2013

American-made weapons have killed the vast majority of unarmed protesters in Egypt. As in El Salvador, Nicaragua, East Timor, Angola, Lebanon, and Gaza in previous years, the massive killing of civilians in Egypt is being done with US-provided weapons by a US-backed government. As a result, the...

How To Be a Rogue Superpower in the 21st Century (Part 2/2)

August 12, 2013

Has Snowden inadvertently unmasked the world's real rogue power? This is the last of a two part series. Read part one here. In this light, no incident has been more revealing than the downing of the plane of Bolivian President Evo Morales, the democratically elected head of a...

How To Be a Rogue Superpower in the 21st Century (Part 1/2)

August 09, 2013

Has Snowden inadvertently unmasked the world's real rogue power? This is the first of a two part series. It’s hard even to know how to take it in. I mean, what’s really happening? An employee of a private contractor working for the National Security Agency makes off with...