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  • Treaties — as American as Ben Franklin

     Treaties — as American as Ben Franklin
    However the Syrian crisis turns out, it holds a lesson for American leaders. They have often been ready to confront those who violate international norms, such as Syrian President Bashar Assad, but reluctant to join worldwide agreements that express those...
  • A shaky but promising deal on Syria

    A shaky but promising deal on Syria
    United Nations inspectors aren't saying who launched the chemical weapons attack that killed 1,400 people in Syria in August, but it would be difficult for anyone — including President Bashar Assad's apologists in Moscow — to maintain the...
  • Fighting words from Vladimir Putin

    While the slaughter goes on in the Syrian civil war, a remarkable war of words has broken out over the threatened use of American force there, led by of all people Russian President Vladimir Putin. Moscow's strongman of the post-Cold War era, or at least...
  • Diplomat killed in Afghanistan 'had a great worldview'

    Diplomat killed in Afghanistan 'had a great worldview'
    As strangers lined up for white ribbons and American flags to show their support, family and friends of Anne Smedinghoff mourned the loss of a young diplomat who was determined to see the world — and possibly beyond. Her brother, Mark, recalled...
  • Five questions ... for Bill Burwell

    Five questions ... for Bill Burwell
    Bill Burwell wants to see more Maryland firms competing globally. "We want to enable Maryland firms to win in overseas markets," said Burwell, director of the U.S. Commercial Service in Baltimore, the Commerce Department's trade promotion arm and part of...
  • U.S.-India summit comes as relations between the two languish

    NEW DELHI — Although economics, trade, security and nuclear energy will figure prominently when President Obama meets with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Washington on Friday, the elephant in the room will be a growing disenchantment with a...
  • U.S. and Israel push the boundaries of international law

    PARIS -- In 2009, the former head of the international law department of Israel's military establishment, Daniel Reisner, said that "International law progresses through violations. We invented the targeted assassination thesis and we had to push it. At...
  • Obama's choice on Syria

    WASHINGTON -- Ever since Barack Obama entered the Oval Office in 2009, his foreign policy has been driven in large part by a determination to reverse that of his predecessor, George W. Bush, who put the United States on a reckless course of...
  • War of words over Syria

    WASHINGTON -- While the slaughter goes on in the Syrian civil war, a remarkable war of words has broken out over the threatened use of American force there, led by of all people Russian President Vladimir Putin. Moscow's strongman of the post-Cold War...
  • Drone warfare foretells an ever-expanding and illegal war

    PARIS -- The disclosure that current American drone warfare operations are directed from the presidential office in the White House, with the president himself selecting persons to be assassinated by unmanned American drone aircraft in the Muslim...
  • Global governance at heart of failed foreign policies

    PARIS -- The first time I heard there was a "war" against Westphalia was in a talk given to the International Institute for Strategic Studies in 2003 by George W. Bush's national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice. She said that the Westphalian system...