iOS app Android app


America's Increasingly Irrelevant Concierge Abroad

Peter Van Buren | Posted 10.22.2012 | World
Peter Van Buren

A new report shows that more than one fourth of all State Dep. Foreign Service positions are unfilled or are filled with below-grade employees. State's somnolent response to what should be a crisis call tells the tale. It really doesn't matter, and even State itself knows.

State Versus Defense: The Battle to Define America's Empire

Peter Van Buren | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Stephen Glain's new book, State vs. Defense: The Battle to Define America's Empire, is a brilliant, sober, sad and important biography of the Department of State since World War II.