Articles by Fred Hill


Collins should show brass on Obama nominee for Defense secretary

By Fred Hill on Feb. 18, 2013, at 12:20 p.m.

Four false premises of the Romney campaign

By Fred Hill on Nov. 16, 2012, at 5:52 p.m.

China and US have big interest in tiny Spratlys

By Fred Hill on Jan. 16, 2011, at 7:59 p.m.

The fallacious GOP stand on tax cuts

By Fred Hill on Nov. 17, 2010, at 7:07 p.m.

Taking a real stand against terrorists

By Fred Hill on Oct. 20, 2010, at 7:09 p.m.
Heightened concern over the threat of terrorist strikes in Europe or the United States has all the earmarks of three major challenges facing the West: the evolving nature of the terrorist threat, the shortcomings of U.S. strategy to deal with it and the lack of a mature political debate in the United States.

Nuclear regulation cannot wait for partisan politics

By Fred Hill on Sept. 15, 2010, at 5:27 p.m.
Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe should know better. For all the talk of their moderate positions, Maine’s senators have allowed themselves to be lumped together with the resurgent know-nothing wing …

US troops leaving Iraq may be end of the beginning

By Fred Hill on Aug. 18, 2010, at 6:19 p.m.
It is tempting to think of Winston Churchill’s famous words at the Lord Mayor’s luncheon in November 1942 as we approach the end of August and the withdrawal of U.S. forces in Iraq down to 50,000 troops.
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US, Israel relationship ripe for peace push

By Fred Hill on July 14, 2010, at 6:56 p.m.
George Mitchell may not get to spend much vacation time in Maine this summer. Mitchell, President Obama’s Middle East envoy, is likely to be spending much of the summer in Tel Aviv, Ramallah, …

US needs comprehensive counterterrorism strategy

By Fred Hill on June 16, 2010, at 7:38 p.m.

Several options for dealing with a nuclear Iran

By Fred Hill on May 19, 2010, at 7:29 p.m.
“Contain: v. To hold or include within its volume or area.” That’s the first definition of “contain” in my unabridged Random House dictionary.

U.S., allies set the stage to increase pressure on Iran

By Fred Hill on April 14, 2010, at 8:23 p.m.
After a year of quiet diplomacy and a readiness to engage Iran, President Obama must soon take a tougher stand against the Iranian regime’s determined pursuit of a nuclear weapons …

Conference eyes conflicts in Pakistan, Afghanistan

By Fred Hill on March 17, 2010, at 6:01 p.m.
A common criticism of American foreign policy is that the American public itself is not well informed about the world. Foreign policy guru Zbigniew Brzezinski recently commented in Foreign …

How Sen. Mathias calmed the partisan passions

By Fred Hill on Feb. 19, 2010, at 3:52 p.m.
During his eulogy at the memorial service for Sen. Charles “Mac” Mathias of Maryland two weeks ago, Vice President Joseph Biden saluted the former liberal Republican senator as a mentor who didn’t …

US should establish disaster relief corps

By Fred Hill on Jan. 20, 2010, at 7:17 p.m.
It is almost impossible to think of a silver lining in a calamity of the magnitude of the earthquake in Haiti.

Deciphering the thinkers behind Obama’s words

By Fred Hill on Dec. 21, 2009, at 9:53 a.m.

Repositioning military, civil affairs forces could help

By Fred Hill on Nov. 18, 2009, at 5:50 p.m.
Dividing Iraq into three separate entities, if not nations, emerged as an appealing option at the worst point of civil war in Iraq in 2006 and 2007.

Nobel offers time to assess, for now

By Fred Hill on Oct. 14, 2009, at 5:57 p.m.
Barack Obama’s winning of the Nobel Peace Prize is both deserved and not deserved.

Arms race to test Obama

By Fred Hill on Sept. 16, 2009, at 7:47 p.m.
If the nuclear arms race were to be measured on a 100-yard football field, the United States, Russia, China and all responsible nuclear powers are huddling on their own 25 yard line — with the clock ticking down as the last quarter of the “end-game” unfolds.

Walls of Persian homes, gardens under attack

By Fred Hill on Aug. 19, 2009, at 7:23 p.m.
If the Soviet empire crumbled quickly with the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Islamic republic of Iran now faces the disintegration of a very different set of walls.

4 factors for calming Afghanistan’s ‘perfect storm’

By Fred Hill on July 15, 2009, at 6:56 p.m.
The rugged terrain and tragic history of Afghanistan have generated a colorful range of analogies and aphorisms, many from the fateful “Great Game” played out between Britain and Russia in the …