Wed, 23 Feb 2011 00:00:00 ESTGoing down in flames would be a fitting end for the criminal you've become.
Fri, 11 Feb 2011 00:00:00 ESTIn response to your truculent, deeply misguided speech.
Fri, 10 Dec 2010 00:00:00 ESTIt fails to address contemporary menaces centered in rogue proliferators.
Sun, 14 Nov 2010 00:00:00 ESTHONG KONG The extraordinary power and wealth that China has accumulated in just 30 years are evident in its pulsating streets, giant shopping malls and ostentatious military maneuvers. But less-visible insecurities linger from its recent chaotic past and drive this country's politics. China's str...
Sun, 08 Aug 2010 00:00:00 EDTPresident Obama's Middle East initiatives are moored in clear and just principles, soul-lifting oratory and a vastly charitable reading of human nature. Unfortunately, they are not anchored in an equally steady understanding of -- or feeling for -- the fractious, grasping, always fascinating people...
Sun, 06 Jun 2010 00:00:00 EDTSouth Africa's remarkable, resilient citizens have never failed to surprise or impress me over the past four decades. From the barbaric practices of apartheid to the heroism and wisdom of Nelson Mandela, they seem capable of anything, or perhaps of everything.
Sun, 18 Apr 2010 00:00:00 EDTSTANFORD, CALIF. President Obama has turned the once utopian-sounding idea of global nuclear disarmament into a useful tool for U.S. foreign policy. His well-conceived, confidently executed three-part movement in statecraft this month should banish the notion that Obama's ambitious nuclear goals...
Tue, 16 Feb 2010 00:00:00 ESTBarack Obama's Asia strategy has a flaw that the administration needs to correct.
Sun, 03 Jan 2010 00:00:00 ESTListen up, Israel: Not now. Obama, don't let the winds of public opinion twist you around your own axle. Yo, Putin, stop shielding the murderers, including those who rid you of meddlesome lawyers. Sarkozy, your energy and irreverence are dazzling. But what about a little more stick-to-itness, cher...
Sun, 27 Dec 2009 00:00:00 ESTThe Greek tragedies endure because they teach us that life is worth living in spite of the anguish and pain that mark so much of our existence. This has helped me understand and empathize with even the Washington Redskins through this dismal season.
Sun, 20 Dec 2009 00:00:00 ESTThe ugliest Americans are now the nation's bankers.
Sun, 13 Dec 2009 00:00:00 ESTIn the streets of Tehran, young Iranians shout "Death to the Dictator" instead of "Death to America." Across the border, Iraqis worry that new violence after months of relative calm will undermine the political process they adopted under U.S. pressure. But they also voice renewed determination to...
Sun, 06 Dec 2009 00:00:00 ESTPresident Obama's expansion of the war in Afghanistan meets the tests of strategic necessity abroad and political equilibrium at home. He can reasonably hope that his surge will buy time for things to improve, particularly in Pakistan, the war's vital theater.
Sun, 29 Nov 2009 00:00:00 ESTDec. 1, 2009 : My fellow Americans, This is not the speech you expected to hear. But my wordsmiths are tied in knots writing an acceptance speech for the only Nobel Peace Prize ever awarded for making speeches. So I am going to tell you how I really feel about Afghanistan. Which is: steamed .
Sun, 22 Nov 2009 00:00:00 ESTFew things are as dangerous in the Middle East as well-intentioned outsiders. They invariably bring unintended consequences upon those they would guide to a better life. Ask Job. Or consider the case of Mahmoud Abbas, whose hurt and fury over foreign meddling has triggered his threat to quit as...
Sun, 15 Nov 2009 00:00:00 ESTAmerica's vast spaces inspire such fear and uncertainty for the country's inhabitants that at times they snap, reach for an ever-present firearm and blaze away at their fellow citizens. This narrative comes from a European friend to explain the Fort Hood massacre, as well as those that preceded i...
Sun, 08 Nov 2009 00:00:00 ESTBarack Obama's extended hand was whacked across the knuckles by the leaders of Iran, Syria and assorted other thuggeries last week. But the Obama administration did manage a good demonstration in Burma of how its brand of engagement can and should work.
Sun, 01 Nov 2009 00:00:00 EDTOld age is a shipwreck. -- Charles de Gaulle Revolutions notoriously eat their children. But France's political system reserves its sharpest cruelties for elderly politicians as they fall from favor, as de Gaulle learned in 1968. Now it is the turn of former president Jacques Chirac, who was ordered...
Sun, 25 Oct 2009 00:00:00 EDTDo not move the U.S., Canada, and Mexico toward protectionism, Mr. President.
Sun, 18 Oct 2009 00:00:00 EDTIs President Obama dithering on Afghanistan, as critics claim? Or do loyalists praising his deliberate pace have it right? Both camps rush past the obvious: The president is almost certainly applying a calculated, cold-blooded squeeze on his partners in the Afghan endeavor to get what he needs for a...
Sun, 11 Oct 2009 00:00:00 EDTGobsmacked by President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize? You have come to the right place. Chalk it up to the national character of my ancestral homeland.
Sun, 04 Oct 2009 00:00:00 EDTPARIS -- Three American presidents have set the stage for a grand diplomatic bargain that could align the interests of the world's leading powers in Europe and the Middle East. It is now up to Barack Obama to play out that opportunity by keeping his eye on the forest as well as the trees.
Sun, 27 Sep 2009 00:00:00 EDTPresident Obama's dream of a world without nuclear weapons seems more like a nightmare to Russia and other nations that possess doomsday arms. Obama is pushing on a door that is closed, barred from inside and locked with a key that has been thrown away as far as the Kremlin is concerned.
Sun, 20 Sep 2009 00:00:00 EDTMOSCOW -- The world's economic crisis does not seem to have been unkind to you, Vladimir Putin notes as we sit down to a lunch that begins with calf's tail in aspic. "You all look well fed, well dressed."
Thu, 10 Sep 2009 00:00:00 EDTAfter a failed election, President Obama needs to be candid on the obstacles ahead.
Sun, 06 Sep 2009 00:00:00 EDTJapan's voters have thrust power on an incoherent coalition of hungry politicians distinguished only by their willingness to promise anything to anybody anytime. Good for them. In many ways we should applaud the Japanese who voted for what is being described as "change they can't believe in."
Sun, 30 Aug 2009 00:00:00 EDTMoammar Gaddafi leaned across the couch and surprised me with the question he posed, squinting as he searched my face for reaction: "Why do you drink poison?"
Sun, 23 Aug 2009 00:00:00 EDTA question Nicolas Sarkozy asked about Barack Obama months ago is trenchant now.
Sun, 16 Aug 2009 00:00:00 EDTKORCULA, Croatia -- The enterprising folk of this Adriatic island town now use the past to propel themselves into the future. As they do, they offer a glimpse of a certain idea of promise for all the Balkans.
Sun, 26 Jul 2009 00:00:00 EDTI love writing about control freaks. They cannot resist responding in ways that prove my point.
Mon, 20 Jul 2009 00:00:00 EDTPresident Obama's surge in Afghanistan has a year to show that the increase in U.S. forces and aid can turn the tide there. It is not an open-ended commitment of American troops and money.
Sun, 19 Jul 2009 00:00:00 EDTPresident Obama's surge in Afghanistan has a year to show that the increase in U.S. forces and aid can turn the tide there. It is not an open-ended commitment of American troops and money.
Sun, 12 Jul 2009 00:00:00 EDTSurprised to see the news the other day that the Obama administration is sending an ambassador back to Syria? So were officials in Hillary Clinton's State Department. They were still hoping to win more movement from Damascus on Middle East issues when President Obama's decision was leaked.
Tue, 07 Jul 2009 00:00:00 EDTHow McNamara came to be blinded by intellectual hubris.
Sun, 05 Jul 2009 00:00:00 EDTVENICE -- Europe will be wrangled for the next six months by a lanky, no-nonsense Swede named Carl Bildt. His country chairs this semester's cascade of European Union summits, procedural debates and other gabfests. As Sweden's foreign minister, it is Bildt's job to make sense of it all -- a task...