| Oct 16, 2014
| 5:40 PM
President Obama said Thursday evening that he may consider imposing a ban on travel to Ebola outbreak areas and appointing an Ebola “czar,” but that for now he is focused on screening travelers for the disease.
Obama said he is worried a...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Last Sunday, President Barack Obama's National Security Advisor Susan Rice was questioned on NBC about the American administration's war strategy concerning the Islamic State in Syria, the aggressive and messianic self-proclaimed New Islamic Caliphate....
| Oct 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
At the end of the 18th century, there were two great Western revolutions -- the American and the French. Americans opted for the freedom of the individual, and divinely endowed absolute rights and values.
A quite different French version sought...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 8:14 PM
When he heads to the United Nations this week, President Obama will try to rally the world around military operations against Sunni extremists in Iraq, without invoking his predecessor's similar effort, which failed before the global body 11 years ago....
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:00 AM
A group of U.S. diplomats arrived in Libya three years ago to a memorable reception: a throng of cheering men and women who pressed in on the startled group "just to touch us and thank us," recalled Susan Rice, President Obama's national security advisor....
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:04 PM
At a farewell dinner for Israeli President Shimon Peres here Wednesday night, several of the American guests appeared to approach him with tears in their eyes. This emotional display was a sign of Peres' personal impact on the U.S.-Israel relationship,...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 4:23 PM
A senior Chinese military official in Beijing told President Obama’s visiting national security advisor to end "close-in reconnaissance" less than a month after an armed Chinese fighter jet conducted an aggressive midair intercept of a U.S. Navy...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 7:55 PM
An American journalist and author who spent almost two years in the hands of Al Qaeda-linked captors in Syria was released Sunday after a successful negotiation for which his family credits the Qatari ruling family.
Exactly what, if anything, was...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Kidnappers in Syria have freed an American writer missing since 2012, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday, following what Qatari-owned TV station Al Jazeera said were efforts by the Gulf Arab state to win his release. Kerry said in a...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 6:47 AM
Wherever President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton go, so goes the awkward tension. This week is no exception.
Just days after Clinton criticized her former boss’ foreign policy in a lengthy magazine interview, the two are...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 3:25 PM
President Obama started his annual vacation on Martha’s Vineyard as he began the previous four and in the same way he will likely end it: on the golf course.
With barely 24 hours on the island behind him, Obama was already into his second round of...