Iraq’s disaster shows the folly of our meddling

By Michael Bell

The events of the past several days in Iraq have been traumatic. Reports are confused, and events may be over-dramatized, but the fall to extremists of parts of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, and Tikrit, the birthplace of Saddam Hussein, seems certain.

Plunged into Chaos? The Future of Global Economic Cooperation

The financial crisis of 2008 and beyond proved without a doubt that the interdependent world must increasingly rely on global cooperation. However, in key economic areas, including finance, world trade, and development aid, regionalization has recently become an overwhelming trend.

Afghanistan's Election Isn't Over

The dust storm of controversy surrounding the recent release of U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, and the nature of his initial capture, has seemingly obscured one of the most important and imminent events impacting U.S. national security interests: the June 14 run-off election in Afghanistan.

Steve Szabo on C-Span


On Friday, June 6, 2014, Stephen Szabo appeared on C-Span to talk about President Obama’s four-day trip to Europe. Topics included U.S. foreign policy, efforts to engage Russian President Vladimir Putin, and the G-7 summit in Brussels, Belgium.