| Jun 19, 2014
| 12:47 PM
The Middle East and Africa are a complex matrix of religious cultural, racial, ethnic, clan and tribal dynamics that have developed over 1,000 years of conflict. Scott Anderson wrote in his new book, "Lawrence in Arabia," that the first inept U.S....
| May 2, 2014
| 6:20 PM
A push by congressional Republicans on Friday to increase pressure on the Obama White House over the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, has put Baltimore Rep. Elijah E. Cummings back to his role as one of the administration's...
| May 6, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Rep. Elijah Cummings, like so many elected officials, would rather defend his party at all cost and retain his position of power than defend truth and his sworn oath ("Benghazi probe puts Cummings back in spotlight," May 2).
It is obvious that the Obama...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 8:15 AM
The deadly 2012 attack by militants on U.S. government posts in Benghazi, Libya, was preventable according to a recently released report by the Senate Intelligence Committee, and it was the fault of the U.S. State Department for inadequate security...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:45 AM
The Middle East is a powder keg. The hatred and conflict over Israel will never end as long as dictators and religious extremists keep stoking the fires for their own purposes. Meanwhile, weapons of mass destruction, including chemical weapons that are...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 3:00 AM
When President Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, even he was surprised. Mr. Obama's winning of the prize was rightly controversial — after nine months in office it was difficult to determine what exactly had warranted it —...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 6:35 AM
After months of watching the uprising in Syria, spreading support through social media and raising money to offset the suffering, Dr. Hassan Masri thought he understood the devastation that that revolution has brought to his parents' homeland.
| Oct 14, 2012
A new issue has popped up in the Presidential race. Surprisingly, it has nothing to do with the state of the U.S. economy. It is about a new world order that has removed familiar (and in some cases pro-American) leaders from strategically important Arab...
| Dec 7, 2012
Syria's 20-month-long civil war appears to be approaching a tipping point as fighting around Damascus intensifies amid signs that President Bashar Assad's grip on power may be weakening. As the final phase in the long conflict apparently draws nearer, the...
| Jun 7, 2013
President Barack Obama's latest changes in his top national security team seem more a shift to a stronger emphasis on human rights than a break with his long-range determination to keep the United States out of nation-building adventurism.
| May 10, 2013
In Hillary Clinton's farewell remarks in February on stepping down as President Barack Obama's secretary of state, she echoed one of her predecessors, Madeleine Albright, declaring America to be "the indispensable nation."
"We are the force for...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 12:43 PM
In a 1993 classic movie, Bill Murray plays a weatherman who is given the assignment to view the annual awaking of the ground hog Punxsutawney Phil and finds himself living the same day over and over again. Today we are experiencing much the same thing...