President Joe Biden takes notes doing a G7 Leaders’ Virtual Meeting Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in the White House Situation Room. President Joe Biden takes notes doing a G7 Leaders’ Virtual Meeting Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in the White House Situation Room.

Biden Declares Armenian Genocide a Genocide

The President has overturned decades of US foreign policy and alienated a NATO ally for, well, reasons.

Zbigniew Brzezinski Dead at 89

A legendary statesman has passed.

What Happens if Trump is Un-nominated?

Some early musings on a political fantasy that’s less implausible than it was 12 hours ago.

Ron Paul: Imagine If China Occupied Texas

Ron Paul has a provocative new ad out asking Americans to imagine Chinese or Russian troops occupying Texas in the way American troops occupied Iraq and are occupying Afghanistan.

What Is Iran Up To, If They’re Up To Anything?

What’s the logic behind Iran’s alleged plot to commit terrorist attacks inside the United States?

Laura Bush Leading on Education and Internationalism

Steve Clemons highlights former first lady Laura Bush’s continuing work in promoting education and international engagement.

Kissinger Praises Huntsman, Declines Endorsement

Despite one headline to the contrary, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger did not endorse Jon Huntsman as our next president today.

Steve Clemons Goes Atlantic

Steve Clemons is taking his talents to The Atlantic

Obama’s Road to War

Did President Obama pull off a diplomatic masterstroke? Or is he muddling through?

U.S. Military Intervention In Libya? Just Say No

Intervening to “help” the Libyan revolt is very tempting, but it’s a temptation we ought to resist.

Blog Comments Redux

I have banned a couple of serial violators in recent days after various warnings, deletions, and other signals failed to do the trick.

Fixing Diplomacy and Development on the Cheap

State and AID budgets are a rounding error in the Defense budget.

Grover Norquist and Afghanistan

America’s foremost tax foe has weighed in on the Afghanistan War debate.

What’s a Lame Duck Congress to Do?

Some Republican Senators-elect are imploring Harry Reid not to consider any treaties during the lame duck session.

Daalder: Afghanistan Process Will Take Years

Ivo Daalder, the US Ambassador to NATO, says that we are “seeing the corner and can peek around it in Afghanistan” and that a province-by-province handover of security responsibilities to the host government will “start in the first half of 2011.” But the final handover is not expected until “the end of 2014” and NATO forces will remain in an advisory capacity indefinitely. “The process will take years,” he emphasized.

Afghanistan: Rethinking U.S. Strategy

Steve Walt, Steve Clemons, Matthew Hoh and others have released a provocative new report arguing for a change in our Afghanistan strategy.

Ted Olson Defends Gay Marriage

Former Bush administration Solicitor General Ted Olson is making a zealous case for same-sex marriage. Why are people surprised?

Best Blogs of 2010: Washington Note

Congrats to Steve Clemons, whose “Washington Note” has been named one of TIME’s Best Blogs of 2010.

Obama and teh Gays

Hate Radio?

Bolton Confirmation Dead