| Jan 29, 2013
| 3:00 AM
When Hillary Clinton went to Capitol Hill last week, Republicans opened their bags of overly ripe conspiracy theories and moldering fruitcake ideas and tossed everything at her. Every shot missed.
Republican senators and congressmen on the foreign...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Whether Chuck Hagel and John Brennan are the ideal men to lead the Pentagon and CIA remains to be seen. We need the exercise of a through vetting in Senate confirmation hearings, and certainly an examination of the nominees' past statements and actions is...
| Jan 10, 2013
It's official. President Barack Obama has named former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., as his nominee for secretary of defense. Hence, we may be in store for the worst defense secretary nomination fight since George H.W. Bush's failed appointment of Sen. John...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Author's disclaimer: Today's piece may cause my center/right readers severe irritability, sleeplessness, and a strong desire to limit your cable television options to Fox. The antidote may not arrive until the midterm elections of 2014.
| Dec 21, 2012
| 12:13 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Friday hailed President Obama’s decision to nominate Sen. John Kerry -- the longtime Massachusetts senator -- to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state.
Kerry, 69, has chaired the Senate Foreign...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 4:39 PM
The United Nations condemned “widespread and systematic violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms by the Syrian authorities and threw its support to an Arab League plan that calls for Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down in a...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 4:37 PM
North Korea will face added sanctions after its failed attempt to propel a satellite into space, the United Nations Security Council announced, condemning the launch in a brief statement....
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:10 PM
After he was first elected in 2008, President Obama’s surprise pick for secretary of state was Hillary Clinton, his bitter rival from that year’s Democratic primaries. But Clinton has said she won’t stay for Obama’s second term....
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:10 PM
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, is considered a top candidate to succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of state in President Obama’s second term. But Rice remains under fire from Republican critics in Congress, who contend...
| Jan 7, 2009
After years of standing on the sidelines and making ineffective threats about punishing Sudanese leaders for slaughtering the people of Darfur, the Bush administration finally took concrete action this week. Its decision to airlift vehicles and heavy...
| Nov 7, 2008
Presidential campaigns are generally discouraging for foreign policy intellectuals. Not only do the candidates pander in folksy vernacular to hockey moms and Joe Six Packs, but the clever ones favored by university professors often fare badly on...