Today, Joe Biden may have helped push a new "global social contract" on international security and safety a bit further by hosting personally at his private residence a unique lunch with the non-aligned state leaders.
The grand thinkers on foreign-policy theory love to argue that Europe is irrelevant in the early 21st century. It was only irrelevant to a Bush White House that tried hard to make it so. Obama, with very little effort, can and should do better.
April will begin possibly the busiest four months in arms control history -- packed with a new Nuclear Posture Review, START Treaty, Nuclear Security Summit, and the Review Conference to the Nonproliferation Treaty.
Governments are meeting this month in to discuss a crucial treaty that could save thousands of lives. Negotiators will tell us that it can't be done, that we have to live with automatic guns and other weapons of mass misery.