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There are historical and structural reasons for the ugly continuity of U.S. policy in Latin America, and the shameful lack of debate over it either within the government or in the media. Perhaps most importantly, it has few electoral consequences, even when Washington alienates almost all of the region's governments, as it did with the military coups in Honduras and Venezuela.
What are the major flaws with Donald Trump's and Hillary Clinton's foreign policy agendas?
Test of Iranian Shahab 3 Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile The Associated Press recently revealed the existence of a secret agreement that woul...
Dealing with North Korea brings to mind Sisyphus, the mythological Greek king condemned for eternity to roll a stone up a hill, only to watch it roll back down.
In 1946, when I was a year old, my father hung up his Navy uniform and joined the U.S. Foreign Service. He could have returned to a well-paid position at Borden Cheese, but he wanted to continue serving his country after World War II.
Greatness, above all else, requires that we have the wisdom, patience and humility to realize that in order to succeed and progress we need to incorporate the efforts of all -- not just those we've deemed worthy to be members of our tribe.
As is often the case, I opened the Monday newspaper curious to find out how the weekend had gone at the movies. The headline read, "'Ghostbusters' Is No. 2 Behind 'Secret Life of Pets.'"
Like the generation she represents, she has betrayed those grand ideals over a lifetime of compromise, expediency, self-promotion and complacent acquisition of power, wealth and fame.
I fear that I'm already catching glimpses of what that might be, of the world after me, an American world that I would never have wanted to turn over to my own children or grandchildren, or anyone else's.
If Barack Obama and John Kerry give in to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's demand to extradite Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, it will lead to more than his imprisonment and/or execution.
The U.S. has been fighting wars -- declared, half-declared, and undeclared -- for almost 15 years and, distant as they are, they've been coming home in all sorts of barely noted ways.
Experience suggests that "neutering" Pyongyang is beyond the power of the U.S. president, at least at a cost Americans are willing to bear. The U.S. should try a different approach. Washington should withdraw from the Korean vortex. Then the Democratic People's Republic of Korea would be primarily a problem for its neighbors, who have the most at stake.
Chinese island building in the South China Sea On July 12, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague handed down an almost 500-page long deci...
It is the world's largest gathering of those who advocate freedom and democracy in Iran. A mass "Free Iran" rally is being held in the French capital,...
What do the denizens of the Kremlin and their new tsar dream about?