Trump Afghan Policy Risks Alienating Pakistan

On August 21 President Trump gave the first prime time address of his presidency, focusing on U.S. policy toward Afghanistan. He outlined a new approach to the conflict in that country, with the goal of finally winning the war that has tied down U.S. forces for the...

Deactivating

I had coffee with my friend Jackie the other morning. We hadn’t seen each other for a while, so it was good to catch up. I told her about how my kids are doing, the career, the pursuit of a simplified life, and she told me about her son Brawn, her new role as a CASA…...

Presenting at World Affairs Seminar

On June 27, I had the opportunity to present to 300 high school students representing 22 different countries at the World Affairs Seminar. It’s a Rotary International event designed to enact the seminar’s motto: Peace through Understanding. I talked about The Descent...