Lawrence J. Haas


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Lawrence J. Haas is a senior fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council and served as communications director to Vice President Gore during the Clinton Adminsitration. Readers may write to him at AFPC, 509 C Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20002;

Most Recent Articles by Lawrence J. Haas:

Iran soon will be able to kill 90 percent of our population.  Some deal!

Aug 17, 2015 — Lawrence J. Haas

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Just four days after U.S.-led global powers and Iran completed their nuclear deal, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei reaffirmed the “Death to America” mantra that has pervaded the regime since its establishment in 1979, stating, “The entire country is under the umbrella of this great movement.”

Obama’s hesitation in Ukraine endangers Eastern Europe

Jan 20, 2015 — Lawrence J. Haas

WASHINGTON, D.C.—With the United States understandably focused on Islamist threats to the civilized world, Russia’s Vladimir Putin continues to whittle away at the post-Cold War architecture of global relations by ignoring his commitment to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty and boosting support for Russian-backed rebels.

CIA report encourages terrorists, betrays U.S. allies

Dec 19, 2014 — Lawrence J. Haas

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Though they preside over the world’s most important nation, our leaders in Washington can be startlingly oblivious to the audiences beyond our shores that watch and listen closely to whatever we say or do.

Putin’s aggression against Ukraine won’t be stopped by mere sanctions

Sep 25, 2014 — Lawrence J. Haas

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The President sets U.S. foreign policy but, with regard to Ukraine, Congress has an opportunity to push the United States in a more fruitful direction by approving bipartisan legislation from the Senate that would give Kiev $350 million in military aid to help it fend off Moscow’s advances.

Obama’s one-sided policies demonstrate total contempt for Israel

May 9, 2014 — Lawrence J. Haas

WASHINGTON,  D.C. — Recent Israeli-Palestinian peace talks raised questions as to why Washington invested so much in such a misbegotten venture, but they brought one salutary result — they laid bare the Obama Administration’s hostility to the Jewish state.

Boycott is academically dishonest and a triumph for bigotry

Apr 4, 2014 — Lawrence J. Haas

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. scholars’ mounting boycotts of Israeli academic and cultural institutions are ironic indeed, for they contradict everything that higher education is supposed to stand for — they are wholly ignorant and profoundly narrow-minded.

U.S. must stand fast with Israel to assure peace

Nov 20, 2013 — Lawrence J. Haas

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Peace — true peace — is more than the absence of war, more than a temporary respite from continual conflict.  True peace rests on trust between parties, and it’s rooted in on-the-ground conditions that ensure its viability.