If you can't get Republicans to heed the warnings of those in the military, you have to wonder what will make a dent in their consciousness.
These carefully crafted phrases are wonderfully vague and non-specific. But really, it is not very different from little children dissing each other on the playground. Whereas children are much better at saying what they really mean, "diplo-speak" can have 50 shades of meaning.
Survival is not a partisan issue. We need all hands on deck.
Certain Republicans in Congress should stop taking political shots at President Obama or Clinton about the current crisis. By playing politics they help Putin and hurt America.
Works of art in dark times have often reminded us of our best. It is important to document and reinforce the human spirit when there seems to be so little of it in the world.
The Office Of Inspector General (IG) of the U.S. State Department has determined that all of the corruption that was entailed in the preparation of th...
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 6, 2014 How unusua...
News of the Israel Defense Forces' interception of an Iranian cargo ship loaded with rockets and other unspecified arms destined for the Gaza Strip is a stark reminder that there is more to dealing with Iran than getting to an acceptable and verifiable agreement on nuclear weapons.
The Ukrainian crisis has nothing to do with Benghazi, nor is it the result of a weak American president. Now the question is will Putin really want to take the off ramp or deescalate tensions? Or might he be inclined to play this chess match out in a different way?
At the moment it appears that whether unlawful or not the occupation of Crimea will not end because of military or economic sanctions by the EU and the United States. Loans will prevent the collapse of Ukraine.
Without sustained, countervailing pressure on Netanyahu from the highest levels of the administration and its supporters in Congress, Netanyahu can expect to yield only to his right-wing base, scuttling the peace talks.
At what point in time is Mr. Netanyahu going to end his rhetorical ropa dopa -- on the one hand claiming to want a diplomatic solution, yet kowtowing to the equivalent his own tea party equivalent?
When American presidents are perceived as weak, bad things tend to happen. This reaction went through my mind last September when President Obama, aft...
After the Cold War, the American self-image became that of the "sole superpower." We were the only 800-pound gorilla in the world, and therefore we could do what we pleased without having to worry about any other country's ability to stop us. Russia, under Putin, is reasserting itself as the second weighty gorilla in the room.
It could be argued that the United States is trying to buy hearts and minds. That is an unnecessarily uncharitable judgment of these programs. American foreign policy planners would be foolish not to use economic muscle to accomplish their goals.
You can do your part too. Do not buy suspicious goods. Do not buy ivory -- even small trinkets or jewelry. Turn down the offer to buy that tiger skin rug. Reject the shark fin soup. We can make a difference for ourselves, and for generations to come.