Brent Scowcroft’s death on August 6 marks the almost end of an era.
I worked with him, had the honor of knowing him as a friend, and for the last few years, we lived in apartments in the same elders’ refuge in Virginia.
Jerrold L. Schecter has written a fine obituary for the Washington Post
which you should read and can find here.
My recollections are more personal and selective and relate to the region in which we share a special interest.
Brent was Henry Kissinger’s deputy and I ran the Secretary of State’s alerting and support syst...
On Sunday May 17th
, a new Israeli government took office after 508 days of caretaker rule since parliament formally disbanded the government leading to elections in December 2018. There followed three rounds of inconclusive elections, the most recent being on March 2nd
The path to a new government and coalition being formed was paved by a split within Blue and White, led by Benny Gantz and Gabi Ashkenazi, to join with Netanyahu. The Gantz faction (rump Blue and White party) reached an agreement with Netanyahu to form what is termed a parity government, ...