Whether one thinks the turn of events in Syria and Iran were stage managed by the Obama team, or as many of his critics claim the lucky result of a muddled and fumbling U.S. policy, the fact remains that the Obama administration is on the cusp of engineering a major reset of the Middle East's geopolitical landscape.
This American action-drama was more than its busty women, overly confident male counterparts and long, drawn-out commercials for Jell-O. Much to the show's unapologetic critical disapproval, Baywatch had influence.
For all the bluster from Senator Ted Cruz about the false reasons to fear Obamacare, the irony is that veterans should fear him and his Tea Party cohorts in the House of Representatives. After all, they're on a course to block troops and veterans from the health care they're owed.
This weekend will see an unusual and significant event in Washington DC when the five-year-old J Street peace organization holds its largest-yet annua...
Forget House of Cards. Ignore Scandal. Bleep Veep. If you really want to know how Washington works, watch Breaking Bad.
Who would have predicted just five years ago that potential contenders for the Democratic Party's 2016 presidential nomination would be knocking each other over -- in Iowa, no less -- trying to prove that they were the first to champion gay marriage?
Hillary Clinton deserves credit for her good work at the State Department, but that tenure will very possibly be seen differently by 2016, and not because of Benghazi. The direction of foreign policy during the Obama administration will not fade away.
Everything is connected. We can all agree on that can't we? For each and every action there is an equal, and equally important, reaction. This realiza...
In light of the N.S.A. and earlier "Cable Gate" scandals, the Brazilian government may believe the Pentagon sees the country as a menace or potential threat. If that is Washington's view, however, such a policy may become more problematic in future.
While the the melodramas of the moment which too often define the media culture played out, America's Asia-Pacific Pivot continued over the past week with major developments. In a host of seemingly disparate events ranging across many thousands of miles, a multi-faceted geopolitical strategy played out on multiple fronts.
The crises just keep on coming for the Obama Administration. Egypt, Syria, Snowden, Russia, Afghanistan, boom boom boom. But the Asia-Pacific Pivot -- from over-engagement with the Islamic world of the Middle East and Central Asia to the rising Asia-Pacific region -- keeps moving forward.
As emcee at the Nantucket Film Festival's Tribute ceremony, at a former casino in Siasconset, on the island's far end, mild mannered Brian Williams br...
From subtle suggestions to diversionary rhetoric to preemptive flourishes, there is, save for Bill Clinton, no other president of the modern era better adapted to the art and science of influence and strategy.
In an era where sexual harassment in the workforce was hardly a cause for complaint, Anita Hill defied the social constraints of the time by asserting her rights. Director Freida Mock brings together the story in this documentary of Hill, Anita.
Whether one likes Joe Biden's politics or not, during the first 54 months of his vice presidency, he has built a record rivaled by few others on the modern political scene.
When I lived in New York name-dropping was a competitive game akin to chess. I learned to avoid obvious name-dropping as this is easily frustrated by the "who he?" counter gambit.