Barack Obama You’re no Ronald Reagan

By Bruce Weinrod In a recent interview defending the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran, President Obama argued that that his approach to Iran is essentially the same as that which Ronald Reagan took toward the Soviet Union. Mr. Obama said that ” where I completely admire him was his recognition that [an agreement would be worth doing] if you were able to verify an…

Warsaw NATO Summit: Preview of Agenda Priorities

On Thursday, June 23, 2016 the Potomac Foundation hosted a congressional discussion of the agenda for the July NATO Summit in Warsaw and a new report NATO: Tackling Security Challenges Together — joint project of the Potomac Foundation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, and the Polish Institute of Eastern Studies. Northeast European…

Ukraines US Backers Use Cold-War Playbook

When the Ukrainian government started lobbying last spring for U.S. military support, the reception was cool, defense officials say. Pentagon officials weren’t sure they could give even nonlethal gear and intelligence to Ukrainian forces they believed were infiltrated by the Russians. An early advocate for Ukraine was former Pentagon official Phillip Karber, who in 1985 co-wrote an influential…