China’s Worrisome Behavior

The competition is slowly ratcheting up.

Biden Continuing Trump Foreign Policy?

Normalcy is not a bad thing.

Biden and bin Salman

An embarrassing photo demonstrates the perils of leading the free world.

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Doves Split Over Ukraine

Foreign policy makes strange bedfellows.

Replacing Biden in 2024?

From the Cliché File.

John Allen, Illegal Lobbying, and Foreign Influence

The retired general and think tank president is in hot water.

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Presidents Aren’t Magicians

We expect far more from the Oval Office than is reasonable.

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The War After Bucha

World opinion has shifted even more against Russia. Will it matter?

Biden Pleads for Regime Change in Russia

The President commits a Kinsley gaffe.

Madeleine Albright, 1937-2022

A trailblazing diplomat has died at 84.

Zelensky’s Plea for Help

Ukraine’s leader wants more help than he’s going to get.

Putin Will Likely Get Away with War Crimes

The Russian leader is very unlikely to be hauled before the Hague.

Putin’s War Gets Closer to NATO

Strikes near the Polish border show the real possibility of escalation.

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Putin’s Offramp?

It’s hard to see how this crisis ends.

Biden ‘Leading from Behind’ on Ukraine

The American President is once again leading the free world.

Russia Really Invades Ukraine

Putin’s forces are in Kyiv.

The Beginning of a Response to the Beginning of an Invasion

The first shoe has dropped.

Putin Invades Ukraine in Defiance of West

The much-anticipated escalation has happened. Now to see how the United States and its allies respond.

US Waives Iran Sanctions as Deal Nears

The Biden administration is close to repairing the damage Trump caused.

Ukraine: Advantage Putin? Advantage NATO?

Expert opinion on the standoff differs sharply.

Game of Chicken Kiev

The United States and its NATO allies are in a dangerous standoff.

Colin Powell, 1937-2021

The trailblazing soldier-statesman has died at 84.

US-France Submarine Contretemps

American cheese will henceforth be known as liberté cheese. And not because of the metric system.

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris participate in a virtual bilateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris participate in a virtual bilateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Liberals Upset Biden Foreign Policy is Biden’s

Those expecting Bernie Sanders’ agenda are sorely disappointed.

George Shultz, 1920-2021

The longtime public servant has died, aged 100.

Biden Considering Lloyd Austin for SECDEF?

Yet another retired general in the post would be a bad idea.

Pentagon Policy Chief Ousted

The purge of non-loyalists continues.

Trump Taxes: Corruption and Foreign Influence

The Times investigation sheds more light on what most of us already knew.

Brent Scowcroft, 1925-2020

The National Security Advisor to Presidents Ford and GHW Bush has died.

Bolton: Trump Asked China to Help Re-Election

Some explosive charges in the former National Security Advisor’s book.

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Defund the Police? Abolish the Police?

Decades of reform efforts have failed. Is it time for a radical solution?

G-7 Statement Scuttled Because the US Insisted on Using Term “Wuhan Virus”

We are governed by the petty and myopic.

$2 Trillion Relief Deal Reached

Finally.

American Gerontocracy

Is being ruled by the elderly a bad thing?

Bernie Sanders’ Soviet Sister City

There’s nothing to see here, folks.

Pompeo on Iran and Ukraine

The chief diplomat of the United States isn’t very diplomatic (nor informative).

Iran Announces End Of Restrictions Imposed By Nuclear Deal

In response to the American assassination of a top General, Iran has announced the end of yet more restrictions imposed by the 2015 nuclear deal.

More on Trump’s Foreign Policy

Policies towards Iran and NK are both a mess.

Kim Jong-Un Announces End Of Testing Moratorium

With one speech, Kim Jong-Un has demonstrated the Trump Administration’s North Korea policy to have been an utter failure.

New Year Likely To Bring A “Gift” From North Korea

The DPRK is promising a “gift” to the United States. The only question seems to be what form it will take.

Rivals Focus On Buttigieg In Sixth Democratic Debate

A much smaller debate stage led to a much better debate last night.

Americans Disagree With Trump On Trade

New polling shows that the American public does not support the President and his trade war.

It’s Official, Trump’s Policy Toward North Korea Is A Failure

WIth North Korea’s end of the year deadline for progress on talks quickly approaching, it is clear that the Trump Administration’s policies with regard to the DPRK have failed.

Impeachment Witnesses Leave Republican Defenses Revealed As Absurdities

The final two witnesses in this week’s public hearings before the House Intelligence Committee reduced the Republican talking points in the President’s defense looking as absurd as they have always been.

William Barr Is Exactly The Kind Of Attorney General Trump Always Wanted

Late last week, Attorney General William Barr demonstrated quite aptly the extent to which he has become just another Trump loyalist.

Former Ambassador Describes Effort By Trump Associates To Push Her Aside

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch described how the President’s allies intimidated her out of her position, while the President intimidated her live on Twitter.

Top U.S. Diplomat Confirms Quid Pro Quo On Ukraine Aid

A top U.S. diplomat involved in Ukraine policy confirmed the existence of a quid pro quo regarding U.S aid to Ukraine.

Elizabeth Warren And The Commander In Chief Test

So far at least, Elizabeth Warren is not doing a good job of articulating her foreign policy positions. That needs to change if she’s going to be a serious candidate.

More Bad Whistleblower News For Trump

A second potential whistleblower and an apparent criminal referral from the CIA’s top lawyer make a bad week even worse for Donald Trump.