Osama bin Laden may be living with the fishes -- but he still haunts the American mind and soul. His malevolence is marching on. That is not because we've been beaten or outsmarted. We simply have frightened ourselves literally out of our wits.
More than two years later, Mr. Taylor believes that the U.S.-NZ strategic partnership has moved into high gear with both Wellington and Washington confident that this period of renewed cooperation "will endure." So, can the strategic partnership get any stronger?
As dynamics within Egypt's domestic politics continue to shift, a new paradigm for mutually recognized strategic interests between Cairo and Washington is urgently needed.
Tonight's State of the Union address will focus on domestic issues. This is understandable, as we've got plenty of problems at home that we can address and over which we have some measure of control.
For now, at least, a clear majority of voters endorses fighting by drones. But there is more to it, and therefore possibly less to voters' approval rating of drone warfare, than meets the eye.
It's undeniable that we are facing a pivotal moment in our foreign policy -- a moment reminiscent of the post-World War II era, the Cold War "new world order," and the years following 9/11. But the only thing experts agree on is that we are facing this moment, not how to approach it.
Chuck Hagel's views could lead us to a necessary national debate if he becomes the new leader of the Pentagon. And it is that potential debate that Hagel's critics are so afraid to have.
The numbers of civilians killed in Syria is appalling. But the contrast to another war is striking. The U.S. invasion of Iraq prompted a civil war that took the lives of civilians by the hundreds of thousands. Our concern for these civilians was noticeably less generous than it is for the Syrians.
It is important to consider how Kerry's appointment could shape U.S. foreign policy, both in the short- and long-term. Moreover, how might Kerry's tenure in the State Department affect the relationship between the U.S. and international organizations like the United Nations?
One subject, at least, got remarkably little attention during the inaugural blitz and, when mentioned, certainly struck few as odd or worth dwelling on. Yet nothing better caught our changing American world.
If you believe you should have everything and anything gets away from you, it's a tragedy, the world is collapsing. So is America over?
This Thursday, former senator Chuck Hagel will appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee to seek confirmation as secretary of defense. While h...
While US. President Barack Obama may be starting his own new term with a Congress no more cooperative than its predecessor, over in Israel he's going to find a few more friends than he did in the outgoing Knesset.
In the last hundred years, starting when early 20th-century progressivism began shaping the ideology of the modern Democratic Party, the trend seems clear: Democrats seem to become more bellicose in their second term.
This week marks a nice occasion for reflections on freedom, with Martin Luther King Day and the Inauguration of Barack Obama. Another occasion is vir...
I asked Col. Mykleby about issues facing President Obama in his second term. The resulting interview is long but well worth reading. It offers a fresh approach to national security from someone who has served at the highest levels of the U.S. military. I'll post it in two parts.