Post Archive

February 8, 2009

In today's New York Times, Egyptian novelist Alaa al-Aswany poignantly describes many Egyptians' initial fascination with President Barack Obama: Our admiration for Mr. Obama is grounded...

Others have observed that President Obama seems stuck in campaign mode. Joan Vennochi writes: As he approaches the three-week mark of his presidency, it's not surprising...

Yesterday, India's Congress Party, part of the ruling coalition, suggested that Pakistan be declared a terror state due to the release of Dr. Abdul Qadeer...

John McCain, his supporters said, is going to have his best days in the Senate ahead of him. For conservatives, that set off alarm bells....

This is an instructional AP headline: "Russia gives no ground despite US overtures." Today, Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov praised Vice President Joe Biden's recent...

When Israel, fed up with constant attacks from Gaza, suspends humanitarian relief shipments, it is called "collective punishment" and is met with protests around the...

President Obama has employed the worst kinds of political rhetoric in support of his stimulus bill. His weekly presidential address was a case in point....

This throwaway line from a New York Times story on Hamid Karzai caught my eye: In his seven years in office, Mr. Karzai has successfully presided...

One outlet that's particularly keen on holding President Obama to his pledge to withdraw troops from Iraq within his first sixteen months is the Iranian-government...

So far, on the foreign policy front we get pablum from the Obama administration. Bill Kristol (echoing Max Boot) reports that Joe Biden said “nothing” in...

In the New York Times Book Review, British author Adam LeBor reviews Patrick Tyler's "A World of Trouble:  The White House and the Middle East...

Terry McAuliffe mulls over what to do with Bill Clinton during his Democratic primary. He can, after all, be more trouble than he's worth. Hillary can...