| Sep 18, 2013
In the wake of his dizzying reverses over chemical weapons in Syria, President Obama has been blasted as inconsistent, impulsive and amateurish in his conduct of foreign policy. But when you look at his actions rather than his words, there's more...
| Sep 11, 2013
On Tuesday, President Obama made the case for a limited military strike in Syria if diplomacy fails.
But he still sounded like a man looking for an escape hatch.
"I've spent 4 1/2 years working to end wars, not to start them," he said. "Our troops are...
| Oct 20, 2013
Munich, I am told, is a lovely city near the Alps, with a rich history, many architectural and cultural attractions and oceans of great beer. But you wouldn't know any of that from listening to politicians, who never mention it except as an example of...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:29 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration and its French allies quickly ran into conflict with Russia on Tuesday they began working out details of a proposal to have Syria surrender its chemical weapons arsenal.
One day after the White House tentatively...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 9:13 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- A top African Union official said the International Criminal Court was a "political instrument" with a condescending approach to Africa, as African leaders gathered in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, to discuss the court....
| Oct 13, 2013
Condoleezza Rice was President George W. Bush's national security advisor and secretary of state. She was one of the architects of American foreign policy during the War on Terror's formative years. She looked into Vladimir Putin's cold blue eyes and...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:06 AM
CAIRO -- Libya slipped deeper into turmoil Thursday when gunmen staged a brief but brazen abduction of the country’s prime minister, storming into a luxury hotel in the capital, Tripoli, and seizing him. He was freed hours later, Libya’s...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:18 PM
Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan was seized by armed men and taken from a hotel in Tripoli, the capital, according to news reports early Thursday.
The Reuters news agency cited two Arab-language television stations, Sky News Arabia and Al Arabiya, both...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Gunmen stormed the Russian Embassy in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, on Wednesday night, scrambling over the walls of the compound, tearing down the Russian flag and opening fire on cars and buildings, Russian and Libyan news agencies reported.
| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:30 AM
When -- not if -- is the only mystery about an Iranian nuclear bomb.
All the warning signs are there.
In 2008, presidential candidate Barack Obama on two occasions went out of his way to warn the Iranians that the development of a...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"The genius of you Americans," the Arab-nationalist and one-time president of Egypt, Gamal Abdel Nasser, once explained, "is that you never make clear-cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves which make us wonder at the possibility that there may...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Syria is fast becoming the new Somalia -- a nation whose central government wields little control over the bulk of the country while feuding sects and gangs fight each other as well as the thoroughly discredited president, Bashar al-Assad.