During the past 20 years, I have been a privileged guest at many NYPD events. The presence of rank and file police officials, dedicated to...
The State of Policing in the United States: Issues and Response
America is a nation of democracy, freedom, ethical principles, and the rule of law. Therefore, policing in America is unique compared to many countries throughout... Read more
Looking Forward and Backward With the New Year
The two-faced Roman god Janus provides the derivation for “January”—a point in the calendar when we are challenged to take stock of the past year... Read more
More Voter Revolt in 2017?
Voter revolt against incumbents is likely to continue internationally in 2017. Elections will be held this year in four of the six founding members of... Read more
Does Funding Influence the Results of Science?
The words “studies show” and “scientists say” are used to explain the rationale behind all kinds of decisions. Policymakers use them. Activists use them. They... Read more
Visionary American Leadership: Champion for the Poor
There are parallels for American society in the masterpiece novel “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens. The marginalized French peasantry are depicted as... Read more
The Misinformation on Disinformation
If you’ve been following the news, you’ve likely heard the term “disinformation” used quite a few times recently—whether it be claims of disinformation swaying the... Read more
Chicago Crisis of Violence Demands Visionary Leadership
The cascade of bloodshed being witnessed throughout Chicago, one of the iconic American cities, is a national indictment. This indictment is reflected in a moral... Read more
Israel: The Struggle for Peace Continues
Nobody ever lost money betting against peace in the Middle East. Indeed, it seems as if the last time there was peace in the region... Read more
A Two State Solution for Israel and Palestine
A peaceful end to the decades-old dispute between Israel and Palestine—a two-state solution—has long been indicated in surveys of public opinion among both populations. Recently... Read more
A Letter to the Lion
Your roar is the great tremor in the voice of the world. Some say your voice answers the call of the thunder there in the... Read more
Global Terror Casualties Require America’s Vigilance at Home
During my presentations and published works over the last 20 years, I have continually encouraged leadership, vigilance, and collaboration. These principles are critical to protecting... Read more
The Brexit-Trump Effect in Vienna and Rome
As Charles Dickens would have put it, after the day of Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 “it was the best of times, it was the worst... Read more
With France’s François Fillon, Is Europe Handing Over the Keys to Russia?
French conservative party Les Républicains has found its candidate for next year’s presidential elections. Emerging victorious from the party’s primary elections on Nov. 27, Francois... Read more
Playing the Taiwan Card, Trump Changes the Game With China
By accepting a phone call, Donald Trump has disrupted relations with China. And the United States and the Chinese people may be the better for... Read more
The Truth About Fake News
Hillary Clinton issued a warning about the dangers of “fake news,” calling it a threat to democracy. Speaking at a ceremony recognizing retiring Senate Minority... Read more
Pearl Harbor’s 75th Anniversary: Reawakening America
On Dec. 7, America reverently pauses to commemorate National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, and the 75th anniversary of the attack. Pearl Harbor must eternally remind... Read more