| Jun 6, 2014
| 4:40 PM
What Winston Churchill said of Secretary of State John Foster Dulles — that he was a bull who carried his own china shop around with him — is true of Susan Rice, who is, to be polite, accident prone. When in September 2012 she was deputed to...
| 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...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 3:02 PM
President Obama pledged support for Iraq’s new, contested prime minister, underscoring the U.S. push to persuade current Prime Minister Nouri Maliki to step down.
The nomination of a new prime minister, Haider Abadi, a Shiite and member of Maliki&...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 5:29 PM
The Obama administration erred on the side of inclusion in deciding which leaders to invite to its ambitious U.S.-Africa summit this week — at least in the view of human rights advocates.
The guest list featured some of Africa's nastiest tyrants,...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims Israel is carrying out "systematic genocide" in Gaza. South Africa's ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), asserts that Israel's actions in Gaza "remind [us] of the atrocities of Nazi...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 3:28 PM
U.S. government officials repeatedly told James Foley's relatives they could not raise ransom money to secure the journalist's release after he was kidnapped in Syria, Foley's mother said in a CNN interview aired Thursday night.
Foley, a freelance...
| May 14, 2013
President Obama was asked about the metastasizing Benghazi scandal in a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday. Referring to the Americans who died in Benghazi, the president said, "We dishonor them when we turn things...