In one unique area of foreign policy -- the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief -- the United States has shown that Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives can work together, save lives and enhance our security -- all by doing good.
Wednesday December 2, 2015 marked a major milestone in the history of peaceful resolution of disputes among nations in the world, when the last step t...
If it matters that ISIS holds so much territory in Syria, then the November 14 Vienna agreement matters. If territory is going to be taken away from ISIS, then it has to be occupied by somebody else. The "somebody else" isn't going to be Western ground troops.
The question of the hour is: "Who are the local anti-ISIS ground forces acceptable to world powers and the local Sunni population in the current ISIS control area who can control territory in Syria taken from ISIS?"
The latest submission from these medieval thinkers is a proposal to defund prostate cancer screening and biochemical surveillance of known disease "for all men over 18, regardless of risk factors."
During several meetings I recently had with EU officials, they argued that it is time to revive the Middle East Quartet. I took the opposite position because I believe that the Quartet failed from the onset to breathe new life into the peace negotiations. In fact, it has become a major impediment to the peace process.
There was no shortage of strange and notable presents from other nations. The mayor of Byblos, a town in Lebanon, gave U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) and Angus King (I-Maine) each a 98-million-year-old fish fossil.
Islam is the site of an ideological battle that is at least as critical as the military one, an ideological battle that Christians, Jews and atheists are simply not in a position to wage. So, yes, imams, intellectuals, and ordinary observant Muslims must rise in great number and say to the Islamists, "Not in our name!"
Over the last 12 months Cuba was visited by a pope, a secretary of state and even by Mick Jagger. However, the person who takes all the palms is not a politician, a religious leader or a rocker. It is a mobile application with a short name and a profound impact on our reality: IMO.
After an energetic and dynamic summer, the Bernie Sanders campaign seems to have stalled.
Terrorism has grown exponentially, all thanks to our efforts, while the military-industrial politicians of America still call for more of the same, more bombs, more drone strikes, more killing of insurgents -- some force has to emerge that can seriously challenge the war consensus.
Last time we checked, global warming and climate change still exist for the same reasons as before. Sustained public pressure will now be needed to force politicians to take the next critical actions on climate.
The meaning of Robert Kennedy's public life will continue to be contested. But on this day that would have been his 90th birthday, his legacy will remain strongly identified with the rejuvenating spirit of grassroots activism.
Based on President Obama's defiant ("I know better than everyone") defensive crouch at his post-Paris attacks G-20 Turkey press conference don't expec...
Not long after, when America entered the war, we were formally collaborating with Josef Stalin -- a man who had slaughtered one million of his own countrymen during the Great Purge of 1937-38. The lesson is that, when faced with an existential threat, you bring all parties to the table. Even bad people if you have to. Not just to coordinate the fight, but to coordinate post-war planning with all the players.
The many pots are calling the kettle black. Promiscuous American military intervention in the Middle East long has promoted the worst forms of violence and terrorism.