UN General Secretary Calls for Gaza Cease-Fire

Article 99 meets Catch-22.

American Doctor Told He’s No Longer a Citizen

A bureaucratic nightmare.

Iranian Proxy War Escalating

Tehran-backed forces are routinely shooting at American forces.

The (American) Politics of Israel-Palestine

Pick a side. No nuance allowed.

Who The Hell is Dean Phillips?

It’s quite the week for politicians with generic names nobody has ever heard of.

US-Iran Tensions Escalate

The war in Israel is in danger of expanding.

The Fine Line Between Supporter and Co-Belligerent

America’s involvement in the Israeli and Ukrainian war efforts is more than advertised.

A Foreign Policy Election?

A competent leader versus a lunatic would seem an easy choice. Alas.

President Joe Biden disembarks Air Force One, Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in Morrisville, North Carolina. President Joe Biden disembarks Air Force One, Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in Morrisville, North Carolina.

President Biden to Visit Israel

A high-stakes move.

Ending Hamas

What does “complete victory” look like?

Israel Forms Unity Government to Avenge Hamas Atrocities

Amid warnings of war crimes, no mercy is forthcoming.

Israel at War: It’s a Reckoning

A roundup of news and opinon.

A Tale Of Two Chinas

Its economic bubble has burst, which may make them more dangerous.

Bill Richardson, 1947-2023

The longtime politician and statesman is gone at 75.

Public Confidence in Military Lowest in Decades

There has been a steady decline the last five years.

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Trump Charged With Additional Crimes in Documents Case

He is not a master criminal.

Is This Time Different?

America survived a civil war and the turmoil of the 1960s. Can we rebound again?

Ukraine vs Taiwan

Do we have to pick one?

Alabama Chinese Property Bill Update

The state Senate has amended the bill considerably.

Ron DeSantis’ Mushy Foreign Policy

The would-be President is floundering as he tries to position himself.

Republicans Divided on Foreign Policy

As memory of the Cold War fades, so does support for American primacy.

Most of the World Doesn’t Care About Ukraine

Many in the Global South see the war very differently than we in the West.

Russia-Ukraine War at One Year

Putin is losing but no one is winning.

“Ukraine Fatigue Resolution”

Another bill doomed to die.

Biden Document Probe Gets Serious

A second stash has led to a special counsel and political embarrassment.

In Revolutions, The Worst Often Rise To The Top

The Robespierres in the House of Representatives are driving American politics in a predictably horrible direction.

Barbara Walters, 1929-2022

The trailblazing television interviewer is gone at 93.

Policies in Conflict

The Biden Administration wants clean energy but only for some.

US Intelligence Fomenting Overseas Protests?

A 34-year CIA officer’s thoughts.

The Qatar World Cup and Broad Drawing Conclusions From Unique Events

Sports fans enjoy watching sports. How much does politics impact that?

Barr on Trump

Waaaay too little, waaay too late.

Retired Flag Officers Cashing In As Foreign Agents

An unsavory practice that’s mostly legal.

Iran Protests Intensity Highest Since 1979

The ayatollahs face the biggest challenge to their authority in the history of the regime.

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.

Dueling Takes on the End of Roe

So, what now?

January 6 Committee Public Hearings: Day 1

The laying out of the case begins.

Trump Pondered Mexico Missile Attack, Shooting BLM Protesters

The 45th President was a psychopath.

Orrin Hatch, 1934-2022

The longest-serving Republican Senator has died at the age of 88.

Russia’s Diplomatic Isolation

The West continues to close Moscow off.

Iranian Missiles Hit Near US Consulate in Iraq

No casualties, American or otherwise, have been reported.

Putin’s War Gets Closer to NATO

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

Mike Pompeo Under Iranian Death Threat

U.S. taxpayers have been spending $2 million a month for his protection.

Iran Nuke Deal Done But Stalled Over Russian Demands

Yet another casualty of the Ukraine invasion.

Is Putin “Irrational”?

Addressing an analytical pet peeve (and, more importantly, correcting a mistake).

The Beginning of a Response to the Beginning of an Invasion

The first shoe has dropped.

US Waives Iran Sanctions as Deal Nears

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