Mr. Putin, it's one thing to put down exceptionalism, but before you do that, you at least have to produce one Broadway show, or make one commercial airliner, or invent one type of salad.
It is looking more and more likely that a U.S. military strike against Syria will be postponed -- leaving Russia the winner in this complex game of maneuvering for international prestige.
Shortly after the vote in the British parliament to oppose a strike on Syria, an American newspaper reported the decision of the House of Commons in a...
As the head of Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) with ministries in 40 countries, I have put out a call to pray for our brothers and sisters in Russia who are struggling with this new era of repression and outright oppression of LGBTQ people. In addition to prayer, we must act!
Though more states are purportedly democratic than ever before, the world still has no shortage of governments that have little more than the trappings of democracy.
For those who do not want to see the use of military force in Syria, the best thing they can do to assure that the military action is not needed is to support the Congressional resolution authorizing the president to use military force if necessary.
Remember how President Obama kept poker-faced yet jovial at a White House Correspondents' Dinner on the eve of the mission to get Osama bin Laden? Perhaps he's been at it again.
It is not yet clear whether the Russian plan is the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end of chemical weapons in Syria, but one way or the other, mass murder by chemical weapons, a crime against humanity, must not be tolerated.
Are you having problems with leaky pipes? Are you stuck in a dead-end, go-nowhere job? Is your cat disobedient? Are chemical weapons from an insane di...
It came when President Obama acknowledged the Russian proposal for Syria to avert war by agreeing to destroy its chemical weapons stock as "a potentially positive development." It was quintessentially an un-Bush moment when suddenly this presidential "decider" seemed possessed of a brain capable of reversing his disastrous course.
It would be pretty easy to be pessimistic (or even downright cynical) at this juncture in time, for these and dozens of other reasons. Even so, the possible success of the idea is more than a little tantalizing, for all concerned.
The president may have insufficiently considered the implications of his red line comment but we disagree the comment was inherently a blunder. The president was restating conventional wisdom: Using chemical weapons transgresses an international red line that all governments must defend.
Perhaps the administration conceives air strikes as the lever to push the Syrian resistance to the long-promised negotiating table with Assad's government. But even if this is the game plan, the administration should be laying the groundwork now.
Good for a laugh, a Russian artist named Konstantin Altunin painted a large-scale picture of the nation's president Vladimir Putin wearing lingerie wh...
While the Obama Administration is in the surreal situation of suddenly mounting its biggest congressional lobbying effort since national health care on behalf of missile and bombing raids against Syria, it's important not to lose site of a more coherent aspect of the president's geopolitics.
Over the last weeks, since the inception of the demonstrations in Egypt for president Morsi's ouster, to the sarin gassing of innocents in Syria these past days, the price of oil has skyrocketed. After Saudi Arabia, the most immediate beneficiary of this spiking of oil prices is Russia.