| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:56 AM
United Nations inspectors aren't saying who launched the chemical weapons attack that killed 1,400 people in Syria in August, but it would be difficult for anyone — including President Bashar Assad's apologists in Moscow — to maintain the...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:26 PM
While the slaughter goes on in the Syrian civil war, a remarkable war of words has broken out over the threatened use of American force there, led by of all people Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Moscow's strongman of the post-Cold War era, or at least...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 8:15 AM
While many would argue that there are no rules in war, I feel that a terrible line was crossed with the use of poison gas munitions by the government of Syria on its own civilians. Such wide-scale barbarism demands a U.S. military response, regardless...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:29 PM
At 7 p.m. on Sept. 9, June Martyn turned on her portable stereo at the corner of Columbia's Little Patuxent and Broken Land parkways, and let the sounds from "Waging Peace for Children and Other Living Things," a CD Martyn created with Howard County...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:15 AM
At long last, some diplomatic common sense! It's good news for America and the world that a meeting will take place between Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif ("Obama pledges diplomacy with Iran, puts onus on Rouhani," Sept....
| Sep 25, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry's meeting with Iran's foreign minister ("Kerry to meet Iran's foreign minister at UN in first face-to-face talks since 1979," Sept. 23) represents a good first step for direct negotiations between the U.S. and Iran, a country...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 11:43 AM
Washington is preoccupied with two all-consuming debates right now.
First, of course, is Syria. President Barack Obama placed his faith in two wholly untrustworthy figures. Syrian President Bashar Assad has shown himself to be a consummate liar, and...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:00 AM
President Barack Obama's critics lost no time in calling him naive for welcoming talks offered by Iran's president aimed at reducing tensions between their two countries over Tehran's disputed nuclear program. Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu was...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:28 AM
"One does not sharpen the axes after the right time; after the time they are needed." — Russian Proverb
The late Ukrainian violinist Mischa Elman is considered one of the greatest of all time, but he has nothing on Russian President Vladimir...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Once again, intense negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program have failed to produce a deal, but there remains some reason for optimism after the weekend's high-level negotiations in Geneva. The last time such talks fell apart, the issue had been...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 12:00 PM
The Benghazi fiasco and the Obama administration cover-up of that tragic incident are now official non-events.
Secretary of State John Kerry has now reinstated the State Department employees who were demoted following the attack.
Mr. Kerry has...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:05 PM
When a government viciously attacks its own citizens with weapons of mass destruction, killing or injuring hundreds of innocent men, women and children, its actions represent a violation of long-established international norms that the world cannot...