Post Archive

July 26, 2011

The murders in Norway are tragic, and terrorism is always inexcusable. After an initial flurry of claims of responsibility by murky Jihadist groups, Anders Behring...

Suggesting Israel is responsible for the terror attacks launched against it is senseless enough on its own. But for Norway’s ambassador to Israel reportedly to make this...

Like clockwork, every Republican primary season will deliver some variant on the theme of Richard Cohen’s Washington Post column today: Pawlenty should become Mr. Republican, a...

U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority has become an increasingly controversial matter in the wake of the group’s decision to bypass peace negotiations and go...

In an interview in Spiegel Online, Lawrence Summers, former director of President Obama’s National Economic Council, discusses what he is doing these days and talks about one...

The Washington Post reports that Democratic Rep. David Wu has resigned amid a creepy sex scandal that was fortuitously overshadowed by the debt ceiling debate: Rep. David...

Nguyen Cao Ky, the former South Vietnamese military and political leader, died Saturday. The 80-year-old was no exemplar of democracy, but he was an important...

My heart goes out to Ryan Crocker and John Allen, who have just assumed command of the American war effort in Afghanistan--Crocker as ambassador, Allen...

In the online magazine The Diplomat, former U.S. Representative to the UN Robert O'Brien presents an excellent if disturbing overview of China's alarming military buildup. He notes...

It is almost hard to believe there was only one Russian leader in between Mikhail Gorbachev and Vladimir Putin. Two decades have passed now since Gorbachev...

The New York Times Caucus blog is claiming the phones in Congress are ringing off the hook today. This is due to President Obama’s televised plea...

Every president has a moment when public opinion regarding him solidifies into an enduring image. For FDR it was his great First Inaugural Speech--one of ...