If we replaced Turkey with Saudi Arabia in NATO could we acknowledge the Armenian genocide while cutting hypocrisy on current support for religious freedom versus security interests?

There are a few moving pieces here, but stay with me. First, we have longstanding unfinished business on simply acknowledging historic fact on the Armenian genocide. This was a basic premise of the Barack Obama presidential campaign in 2008--the whole…

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A U.S. war with Iran would be a big set back for longterm American interests and values in Africa as well as elsewhere

1. The basic rationale would be a version of the thinking in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq in 2001-03: sanctions do not work forever, we have been in a low grade conflict mode for years against an intransigent…

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