'Talking Peace' provided a perspective on leadership as a combination of stubbornness, a moral compass, and an appetite for risk.
The Explosive, Inside Story of How John Kerry Built an Israel-Palestine Peace Plan—and Watched It Crumble
July 20, 2014
The death of a peace plan—and the makings of a new Middle East disaster.
The Laingen memo will make you cringe—but it's a good bet it's been read by everyone involved in the current nuclear talks.
Just What Are America's Options in Iraq?
June 13, 2014
In the aftermath of ISIS’s seizure of major cities in Iraq, the U.S. has been caught without a grand strategy in the Middle East.
John Kerry Doomed the Israeli-Palestinian Talks by Refusing to Consider a Transition Agreement
May 12, 2014
The American team has pushed the Palestinians to sign an agreement they are clearly not ready for.
Tuvalu (pop. 10,782) has turned its back on big bad Vladimir Putin.
Sending Fulbright Scholars Abroad Is Not 'Soft Diplomacy.' But There Are Better Reasons Not to Axe the Program
My Soviet Valentine
February 14, 2014
In honor of Valentine's Day 1958, pseudonymous author Sagittarius took a light-hearted look at ongoing diplomatic talks between the United States and Soviet Union on the subject of nuclear weapons tests.
Undercover at the U.N. Lounge, Where Diplomats Get Drunk and Handsy
January 30, 2014
The Hottest Club in New York is .... Part of the United Nations
America Must Stand Firm on Syria at the Geneva II Conference
January 21, 2014
The conference is a diplomatic Hail Mary pass.