Tag Archives: NATO

Our Flawed Democracy is Hurting Our Diplomacy

Alan Zendell, September 21, 2021 In June, President Biden traveled to the U. K. to engage with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and attend his first G7 meeting. From there, he went to Belgium, where he attended the Brussels 2021 Summit. … Continue reading

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Biden’s Foreign Policy Challenges

Alan Zendell, February 27, 2021 After Donald Trump’s America First policy, I was glad that President Biden’s first international call was to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. No two countries’ futures are as inextricably tied to each other as Canada’s … Continue reading

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If I Were the President Elect…

Alan Zendell, December 16, 2020 President Elect Joe Biden has not called to ask my advice. Neither has anyone else for that matter. But that won’t deter me from offering some. First, and most important, Mr. President Elect, do everything … Continue reading

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America’s Role in the World

Alan Zendell, November 3, 2020 I grew up in New York City in the years following World War 2. In many ways New York seemed to be the center of the universe back then, because it represented the financial and … Continue reading

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When Trump Called Erdogan…

Alan Zendell, October 14, 2019 If you made a list of things Donald Trump has done right as President, appointing General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense would be at the top. But like most of the potentially right things … Continue reading

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Mueller and the Court

Alan Zendell, August 5, 2018 As frequently noted here and elsewhere. Donald Trump is a master of obfuscation. While those of us who are trained in logical discourse and scientific method are often appalled by his relatively incoherent style, it … Continue reading

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Missteps And Misstatements

Alan Zendell, July 19, 2018 I’ve been spoiled most of my life. I’ve had wonderful role models as my heroes, and with the exception of Harry Truman and Winston Churchill, none of them were politicians. They were my teachers, those … Continue reading

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A Sad, Embarrassing Wreck of a Man

Alan Zendell, July 18, 2018 We’ve all had two days to absorb the Helsinki press conference in which Russian President Putin smirked and our president misread the expression as a friendly smile. No doubt we’ve all formed our opinions about … Continue reading

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Trump’s Vision of a Greater America

Alan Zendell, July 15, 2018 Donald Trump famously began his presidential campaign with his signature slogan, “Make America Great Again” combined with a virulent attack against Muslim immigrants. When he went on to attack Mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals, … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Trump

Alan Zendell, July 11, 2018 Though it seems like we’ve been living this nightmare a lot longer, it’s been only three years since real estate tycoon and reality TV star Donald Trump announced that he was running for president. He … Continue reading

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