Despite a deal to curb Tehran’s nuclear program, the Obama Administration says it will keep tough oil-related sanctions in place
Americans’ Views of Russia Hit a 15-Year Low
50% of Americans view Russia as “unfriendly” or worse in a new Gallup poll
Obama’s ‘Ugly American’ Dilemma
Restoring America’s reputation abroad is easier said than done
How America Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Marijuana
For nearly a century, the United States has been one of the fiercest advocates and practitioners of marijuana prohibition in the world. At the height of the America’s anti-pot fervor in the 1950s and ’60s, one could even …
How Barack Obama Brought Turkey and Israel Back Together
Obama pushed for normalization of relations during his trip to Israel, capping years of work by U.S. diplomats to bring the two U.S. allies back together
Goodbye John Kerry, Hello Bob Menendez
Senator Bob Menendez, an Iran hawk, Iraq dove, pro-immigration, pro-embargo Cuban American, will most likely be the next chair of the Foreign Relations Committee.
“A More Hopeful Future for North Korea”?
North Korea remains a bleak place, and Melanie Kirkpatrick’s new book, Escape from North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia’s Underground Railroad, helps explain why. A nuclear-armed family communist dictatorship – who knew the …
The final debate Monday night between President Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney saw both men stick close to their corners. Neither wanted to make an unforced error, neither did. There was scant that was new.
Hillary Clinton: ‘I Take Responsibility’ for Benghazi Security Lapse
“The results of an American or Israeli military strike on Iran could, in my view, prove catastrophic, haunting us for generations in that part of the world.”
“Strategic Ambiguity,” Indeed
You would think, given Taiwan’s role as the most likely flashpoint in relations between the U.S. and China, that the faux U.S. embassy in Taipei, and its Washington outpost, would be well-oiled operations. You’d presume there would be bright and clear lines of authority and command to ensure diplomatic kerfuffles don’t turn …
Obama Comes to New York for Barbara Walters and, sorta, the United Nations
Though Gotham is full of visiting heads of government and state, the President is meeting no one this time around. Is it insurance against possible gaffes? Or just a broader excuse not to meet the Prime Minister of Israel?