| Sep 15, 2014
It's a reality of our age that this nation is not free to tune out the world's problems and just focus on matters inside our borders.
There are destabilizing forces of all kinds out there. Many are a legacy of 9/11. Others stem from the Cold War's end...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 10:30 AM
A hollow laugh might be permitted at the alliance now announced as the result of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest journey through the Middle East, this time to construct an alliance to counterattack the latest Arab menace to America, ISIS....
| Sep 10, 2014
| 6:41 PM
Iran is tacitly supporting Iraqi officials' efforts to form a government in Baghdad that includes the country's three main ethnic and religious groups, according to Iraqi and Western diplomats, an encouraging sign for U.S. efforts to forge a regional...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 2:21 PM
U.S. officials' discussions with Iran about the militant threat in Iraq are one-way conversations, with Americans doing all the talking, a spokeswoman for Iran's Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
The spokeswoman, Marzieh Afkham, told journalists at her...
| Aug 5, 2014
Does anyone else see what is going on with the negotiations with Iran concerning its nuclear intentions? It has spent billions to develop nuclear mechanisms that are only necessary to build a nuclear weapon, while continuing to insist that it only desires...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 5:58 PM
U.S. officials warned Saturday that they would not seek to extend negotiations over Iran's nuclear program beyond the July 20 deadline unless Tehran's negotiators make major concessions in the next several days.
With top Western diplomats convening...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 5:59 PM
No threats. No bluster. No blame.
"I won't engage in blame games or spin," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted Sunday. "Not my style. What I will engage in is a sincere effort to reach an agreement."
With international negotiations...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Commenting on the execution of a French nobleman by Napoleon, the French diplomat Talleyrand supposedly observed: "It was worse than a crime — it was a blunder." That consummate expression of realpolitik certainly applies to the alleged U.S....
| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:35 AM
The Obama administration and Iran signaled Tuesday that they were prepared to extend international negotiations over the latter’s nuclear program beyond the Sunday deadline, buying time for the struggling effort but leaving its future cloudy....
| Jul 16, 2014
| 4:58 PM
President Obama said Wednesday that international negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program have made “real progress in several areas,” and have produced a “credible way forward,” despite substantial differences between Tehran...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 1:20 PM
President Barack Obama and officials in Iran have suggested that they will extend current talks about the Islamic State's nuclear program beyond Sunday's deadline if no agreement is reached. It is essential that they do so and that hard-line voices on...