Michael Hirsch

  • Pakistan Signed a Secret 'Protocol' Allowing Drones

    Despite new prime minister's criticism, officials confirm that the Pakistani military and intelligence approved strikes.

  • Obama May Have Botched an Earlier Syria Peace Deal

    Despite Secretary of State John Kerry’s frenetic efforts, preparations for the “Geneva II” peace conference on Syria’s civil war are already foundering. The rebel movement has become increasingly radicalized against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad and more fractured. All of which should prompt a reexamination of the first Geneva conference in the summer of 2012.

  • What's in the Secret Drone Memos

    A key reason for the Obama administration's reticence on transparency, according to two sources who have read the memos or are aware of their contents, is that the drone documents contain secret protocols with foreign governments, including Pakistan and Yemen, as well as "case-specific" details of strikes.

  • Who's Economy Is It Anyway?

    Obama probably did all he could in the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression