Foreign Affairs

Obama Has Two Options on Iraq. Both Are Terrible.
June 19, 2014

Obama hopes to keep Iraq from falling apart, but it is going to be very difficult.

In Hassan Rouhani's Iran, an Indie Rock Band Can Play Once But Not Twice
May 12, 2014

Will he open his country’s gates for more Western inspired culture, or is he just another “security apparatchik”?

The Most Outrageous Lie in Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro's New York Times Op-Ed
April 02, 2014

Imagine if Barack Obama claimed that he created Social Security.

This Tiny Pacific Island Nation Just Gave Russia a Big Bruise
April 02, 2014

Tuvalu (pop. 10,782) has turned its back on big bad Vladimir Putin.

Marco Rubio Gives Another "Big" Foreign Policy Speech, Says Nothing
December 04, 2013

The would-be president travels to London, mouths platitudes, gets called "substantial."

Photos: The Afghan Army Prepares to Fight on Its Own
November 24, 2013

Sebastiano Tomada Piccolomini's photos of the men who will take over a war 

Obama Trips Over Himself Again on Egypt
August 15, 2013

The best defense I can muster for Team Obama's pathetic response to the events of the last month in Egypt is that the men and women in charge of American foreign policy simply don't mind looking foolish.

Egypt's Military Leader Is, Unsurprisingly, a Thug
August 05, 2013

When I interviewed John McCain a couple weeks ago for the latest issue of The New Republic, he was candid about his opinion of Egypt's new military leader, General Abdel Fatah al-Sissi. Here was the exchange: 

The Horrific War Crimes Being Committed in Syria
July 26, 2013

These are excerpts from a report today from Amnesty International of mass killings of civilians by the Syrian regime:Last weekend 13 members of the same family in al-Baydah were killed, with the bodies of three brothers found with bullet wounds just

Did the Egyptian Military Regime Just Charge Morsi with Spying on Himself?
July 26, 2013

Good news! Egypt’s military rulers, who had held former President Mohamed Morsi incommunicado since July 3, have finally explained why. Morsi, according to one of the military’s friendly judges, has been charged with espionage.

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