| May 8, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s predictable criticism of all-things-Obama now focuses on the president's alleged weakness in foreign policy ("Obama, played for a fool," May 4.)
Whether it's Russia's Vladimir Putin, Syria's Bashar Assad or Iran's Hassan Rouhani,...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. errs in claiming that the American diplomats taken hostage by Iran were freed in 1979 ("Drawing insults, not fear, from our foes," March 30).
The diplomats were actually taken hostage in November of 1979 — not freed...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The White House has responded to Russian actions in Crimea by taking a number of steps against Moscow: It has ramped up sanctions, verbally denounced the Kremlin's flouting of international law, effectively kicked Russia out of the G8 and given rhetorical...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 7:21 AM
The best scenes of episode seven linger at the Bethesda crime scene, where Javadi killed his ex-wife and daughter-in-law before being taken into CIA custody. There, as Carrie and Quinn face off with local police investigating the horrifically violent...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Despite President Obama's campaign pledge to "push the reset button" on U.S. relations with Russia, America's dealings with its erstwhile Cold War adversary recently have been anything but smooth. Moscow and Washington clashed last year over Russia's...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 8:15 AM
My wife of 46 years is French, and as a result I have spent a lot of time in France and ridden the SNCF rails in France. I have a brother-in-law who was a SNCF engineer. So seeing the acronym in a recent article, I wondered why someone was publicly...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Six months ago, President Barack Obama, speaking at the United Nations, stated that the three primary priorities for his administration were the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Iran and Syria.
With visits this month from Israeli Prime Minister...
| Dec 24, 2013
The recent nuclear deal with Iran has generated a great deal of discussion about the concept of leverage. What does this give the U.S. — and what do we lose?
Many observers believe that the United States and the P5 +1 members (UK, France, China,...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The article, "Bipartisan group backs new Iran sanction threat" (Dec. 20), describes how some U.S. senators are trying to destroy the nuclear peace deal with Iran. Those senators mentioned, Charles Schumer, Robert Menendez and Mark Kirk, are all known...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 8:00 AM
While reading the summary of key 2013 events, when I got to the description that "Syria blinked," I had to blink myself. I assume the writer meant "Syria winked." At least that's about as much attention as Bashar al-Assad paid to President Barack Obama'...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 7:57 AM
President Barack Obama's foreign policy over the past six years has come under attack from progressives and conservatives alike. From the progressive point of view, there is much to criticize: the killing of civilians by drones, excessive surveillance...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Iraqi insurgents kicked off 2014 with fireworks in Fallujah and Ramadi where Sunni militants — part of an al Qaida group active in Syria, according to news accounts — burned police stations, freed prisoners and occupied mosques.