It remains improbable but less unlikely than a week ago: Mike Pence could become president.
It was December, 1989. I had just assumed responsibility for Procter & Gamble’s International business. I was excited about the future opportunities, for P&G and for the world and personally. Francie and I had always loved going to and understanding other countries and their cultures. It was an exciting time.
Lost in all the partisan bickering is a more important issue: Washington’s overall relationship with Ukraine and whether that relationship really serves America’s best interests.
Members of the foreign policy establishment—the agglomeration of liberal hawks and neocon ultrahawks that have been dubbed “the blob”—scratch each other’s backs and forgive each other for making the same kinds of bad calls they’ve made. So the blob keeps blobbing.
I know it’s far-fetched, but if, just for a moment, we imagine that Hunter Biden does not have the skills of the sort that a Ukrainian oil company needs badly enough to purchase for $600,000 per year, then what could possibly have prompted a generous oligarch to lavish such sums on this lucky American?
Much has been said of late of Russia’s alleged ‘conservative turn’.
Vulnerabilities in US election security need attention, and Ukraine’s 2016 impact could be instructive.
Stephen F. Cohen argues that cracks are emerging within the NATO-led consensus that has pushed Moscow from the West.
In this interview with Foreign Policy in Focus, Lawrence Wilkerson discusses the Trump administration’s approach to military security.
The groundwork is being laid for expensive new races in intermediate-range missile systems in Europe and Asia, which will likely decrease stability in both regions.