Yes, Christie's presser was a 'tour de force performance' but was it based on implausible deniability? Clinton (Flowers) and Obama (Wright) adeptly skated by their prez campaign woes -- will Christie? Rich and Bob also debate if the Gates book helps/hurts Obama, Clinton, Biden.
Sec. of State Kerry is certainly aware of the history and histrionics of the peace process, as well as the risks of failure, and his persistence despite seeming intransigence underscores the potentially grave consequences of walking away.
At this point we have no idea what US Secretary of State John Kerry is going to propose to the Israelis and Palestinians. Because no comprehensive peace agreement is within reach, we are told that the Secretary is working, instead, on a "Framework Agreement."
Kerry has surprised many observers with his tenacity and insistence on producing a peace agreement in this intractable conflict. The framework idea could move the process forward as long as it is not allowed to become yet another interim agreement.
While recruiting a broad range of international actors, Kerry single-handedly has forced the actors to focus on a common framework to guide the ongoing talks. While Kerry still has his skeptics, he has everyone's admiration for his efforts. Well, almost everyone.
One of the many serious issues the planet faces is whether or not Iran's nuclear program is to develop weapons or to be able to turn on a switch for l...
John Kerry had an amazing first year as Secretary of State. I was totally on Team Kerry until he expressed regret over the arrest of an Indian national in the U.S. who is alleged to have mistreated her maid and lied on a U.S. visa application.
The United States enters 2014 positioned to capitalize on a year of intense engagement and investment in a region -- the Asia-Pacific -- that is increasingly critical to our future and to global growth.
Welcome back to our annual year-end awards column! Part one of this column ran last week, just in case you missed it. We've got a lot to cover, so let's jump right in with no further introduction.
Say what you want about 2013. But before you dismiss it, cranky style, for being as lousy as any other year you didn't get everything you wanted from Santa, try to remember the few good things that happened in the last twelve months.
Incomprehensibly, John Kerry was not on Time's short list. The U.S. secretary of state may not deal with cosmic truths, but by any secular standard Kerry has, in one short year, justifiably laid claim to the blessings the gospels promise to peacemakers.
The sad truth is that if a new year's miracle would occur and Israel would satisfy the A.S.A.'s wishes and completely retreat from the West Bank, it still wouldn't solve the problem.
Worst politician: There was no shortage of nominees in this category, as usual. Reince Priebus, Anthony Weiner, Trey Radel and crack-smoking mayor of Toronto Rob Ford all did their best to claim the title of Worst Politician, in fact.
While states may have difficulty escaping the security dilemma, mutual understanding that fears and insecurity (rather than bad intentions) are driving behavior can provide a starting point for constructive discussions.
While Indian media outlets and politicians engage in debates about the alleged mistreatment of Devyani Khobragade, they have entirely overlooked a remarkable story of a man in the state of Punjab who is taking a stand against injustice.
The question as to whether these two superpowers can coexist peacefully and collaboratively may be the supreme political challenge of our time.