Why Did Ted Cruz Write a Harvard Law Review Article Embracing a Convicted Poisoner's Cause?
January 20, 2014
The Texas Senator's strange Harvard Law Review article embraces the cause of a microbiologist who tried to poison her friend.
Two Reasons Why Iran Resumed Nuclear Negotiations
November 14, 2013
Understanding both is key to a potentially enduring solution to the snagged negotiations.
Iran's President Is Still All Talk, But He's Saying the Right Things
September 29, 2013
The call, now heard around the world, made Friday by President Barack Obama from the Oval Office to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, as he was stuck in New York City traffic on his way to the airport, has at least for the moment ended a tumultuous 34
The U.N. Is 95 Percent Certain Humans Cause Climate Change. What About the Other 5 Percent?
September 27, 2013
Early Friday morning, members of United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a summary of their fifth mammoth assessment of all the world’s best scholarship on global trends in climate change.
Obama Just Gave His Most Significant Foreign Policy Speech
September 24, 2013
President Barack Obama’s speech Tuesday to the United Nations was his most significant foreign policy statement since becoming president. It showed he had clearly learned something from the recent “red line” fiasco in Syria.
Here's the Deal the U.S. and Iran Should Make Right Now
September 23, 2013
When Hassan Rouhani, the new president of Iran, speaks at the United Nations General Assembly this week, the world will hold its breath.
More Reasons for Optimism About Iran's New President
September 19, 2013
Iran's new president is headed to New York this week. Americans should be optimistic.
The New Truthers: Americans Who Deny Syria Used Chemical Weapons
September 11, 2013
Eager to forestall a U.S. intervention, Bashar al-Assad has agreed to relinquish his stockpile of chemical weapons—a stockpile that, until this week, he denied even possessing.
Congress is About to Blow a Negotiated Settlement in Syria
September 09, 2013
A vote by Congress to reject the resolution sought by President Barack Obama to authorize military force in Syria will add to the long list of unintended consequences already produced by bad policy choices on Syria.
Obama's Speech Didn't Restore His Red Line. Here's What Could
August 31, 2013
President Obama has just declared his decision to launch military strikes against Syria, after seeking approval for Congress, in order to hold the Syrian government accountable for its recent chemical weapon atrocities.