Dr. Harvey Sicherman

Dr. Harvey Sicherman

Dr. Harvey Sicherman was President and Director of the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He served as Special Assistant to Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig, Jr. (1981-82) and was a member of the policy planning staff of Secretary of State James A. Baker, III (1991-1992).

US Foreign Policy after the Elections: Pragmatism, But in What Direction?

| December 23, 2008

Obama’s foreign policy appointments suggest pragmatism and caution, not dogmatism and adventure. But will the pragmatists lead him astray? Had it been up to so-called pragmatists, Saddam would still be in Kuwait, Germany might still be divided, and the Iraq surge would not have occurred.