With just over a week to go before the 112th Congress convenes, battle lines are already being drawn in battle over the defense budget.
The Presidency has lost the aura of mystique that used to surround it, and that’s a good thing.
One of the most active American diplomats of the past twenty-five years has passed away.
Minor fluctuation in tax rates is not the most significant thing happening in the world’s largest economy.
The Republican talking point that lowering taxes lowers spending and raising taxes increases spending is denied by reality.
North Korea has unveiled to the world a new nuclear processing facility that puts back on the table the question of just what we should, or can, do about the fact that a rogue state possesses nuclear weapons and wants to build more.
NATO-Russia cooperation on missile defense is a welcome step forward.
Conservative Republicans who are typically deferential to the military are ignoring the advice of the military leadership on the new START Treaty.
Virginia Senator Jim Webb is the last of a dying breed of Democrats, but his party may need him if it wants to remain competitive anywhere outside of a Blue State.
If the polling is anywhere close to accurate, a Republican wave will come crashing down today, repudiating the first two years of the Obama administration. What does it mean?
World Politics Review has published a special issue on “NATO’s Identity Crisis” ahead of next month’s Lisbon summit and the unveiling of a new Strategic Concept. I contributed the lead essay, “NATO in an Age of Austerity.”
Venezuela have reached a series of agreement on energy. Should the US be concerned?
Daniel Larison’s “The Case Against NATO” makes compelling reading. In my New Atlanticist post “The Case Against the Case Against NATO,” I explain why it’s wrong.
Would non-violence really have failed against the Nazis? History suggests maybe not….
Mary Anastasia O’Grady takes Jeffery Golodberg to task over his interview with Fidel Castro. Much hilarity (or, at least, poor analysis) ensues.
America’s mission in Iraq is shifting from an active combat role to a smaller security presence. But the war that gripped our attention for years is now off the radar screen.
Robert Gates says he wants to retire next year, but will the call of duty cause him to stay longer ?
Barack Obama has significantly widened his predecessor’s global war on terrorism, even if he’s no longer calling it that.
What impact will Judge Walker’s decision on Proposition 8 have on politics in 2010 and beyond ?
How does the Electoral College influence policy and campaigning?
The Anti-Defamation League has taken an unfortunate stand on a issue involving religious tolerance and bigotry.
Daniel Schorr’s journalism career ended far too early, lasting a mere eighty-one years.
A Russian spy may be stripped of a degree he earned at the Kennedy school under a stolen identity.
The members of the Russian spy ring broken up last week by the FBI are headed back to Mother Russia.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said in an interview that he considered raising Muslim self-esteem about their contributions to science one of the goals of his agency.
Sarah Palin is among a group of Republicans concerned that the Tea Party movement’s fiscal conservatism could pose a danger to defense spending.
NATO should resist preemptively declaring cyber attacks “an attack on all” members under Article 5.