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Biden Was Right

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It may not have solved everything, but dividing Iraq up at least had the best chance for success. It might have allowed what is happening now to have happened in a more organized fashion, with a lot less violence and death. Or, to put it another way, Joe Biden was right.

Egypt the Day After

Scott MacLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Scott MacLeod

The Obama administration, and the rest of the world, must get used to the idea that there is a new Egypt and a new Middle East. The old order that was so comforting to Washington is over.

Tom Donilon: The Last Best Hope to Help Obama Make Vital Strategic Leaps

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

After the announcement that Tom Donilon would succeed General Jim Jones as President Obama's National Security Adviser, Donilon went from being the busiest man in the White House to the even-busier busiest man. This is good, and bad, news.

On the Thought of Leslie H. Gelb

Jerome Slater | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jerome Slater

For over forty years Leslie Gelb has been at the very epicenter of the American foreign policy establishment. That's a pretty scary thought, for Leslie Gelb is not a great thinker.

In Search of the Moderate Muslim: It Takes an Ummah

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Until moderate Muslims find each other, 'find the other hand,' and start a global response, nothing less than a cacophony of figurative clapping, we will remain as we are now: voiceless.

President Obama, A CEO Would Change Up the Team

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

The Obama team is failing on most major policy challenges. The president needs to strategically redeploy his closest group of advisers, change up the game, move some others in, and alter their assignments.

Milbank Shows Rahm Lots of Love

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Clemons

Let's set aside for another post the fact that Milbank's column seems to channel Rahm directly. I wondered if there was a foundation in their relationship for this kind of adoration. Well, maybe.

Iran Uprising Changes Nuclear Calculus

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Cirincione

Mousavi was always more open to dialogue with the West. If president, his discourse could now include the nuclear program with much less fear of attack.

Future Historians: Blogs Drive U.S. Foreign Policy

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

For Internet politics, the controversial becomes conventional very quickly. This Sunday's New York Times Book Review has a salient example of blogs' ascension within the conventional wisdom.