Arab Spring’s hope gave way to disaster
Five years ago, pro-democracy protesters took to the streets in cities across the Middle East, in a movement that came to be called the Arab Spring. Authoritarian dictatorships in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Syria were sudContinue reading
NATO admission must never be free
Our military knows “freedom isn’t free.” Just ask any service member or veteran. Millions have served overseas, defending the freedom of our allies as well. Too many never returned. So while NATO expansion is geneContinue reading
Can basketball history justify fear in Baltics?
While folks in Congress experience bittersweet moments as their home state and alumni college basketball teams rise and fall, brackets are busted, and office pool champs are crowned, when it’s all over, most still equaContinue reading
Ukraine Can’t Prosper While It’s Still Corrupt
My recent visits to Ukraine, other countries formerly in the Soviet sphere, and their neighbors have convinced me that Kiev presides over a nation in terrible shape, at least compared to its former comrades. InfrastructContinue reading
As NATO withers, whither NATO?
As world leaders gather for the NATO summit in Wales during the first week of September, they’ll need to do some collective soul-searching on the alliance’s future. NATO served its original purpose in preventing theContinue reading