Talk is cheap, but can be costly in world relations
Foreign policy and international issues tend to become significant subjects in presidential campaigns, although many experts anticipated the current campaign would turn on economic issues. And there are clearly economic problems, particularly the uneven recovery from the 2007-8 financial crisis. However, driven by growing fears and concerns about terrorism, national security and international affairs have taken center stage and generated an abundance of overheated and unrealistic rhetoric in the process. Continue reading...
Heightened instability among the risks of involvement
In the final months of 1979, a series of events with major international consequences occurred. Among the most significant of those was the hostage-taking by Iranian militants at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and the invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union. Continue reading...
Work in Congress entangled with race for White House
Congress is in the midst of its traditional August recess, five weeks of no congressional sessions in Washington. But politics, particularly the scrambling among presidential hopefuls, continues unabated. Continue reading...