September 16, 2008Political History and Theory
U.S. political conventions offer the parties a place to unite around presidential candidates and a vision for foreign and domestic policy.
September 28, 2007Iraq
Gen. David Petraeus’ assertions about falling casualties in Iraq are supported by a range of objective sources. But his testimony to Congress does not establish whether the decline is attributable to…
May 18, 2007Iraq
Public disapproval of the Iraq war is starting to create fissures among Republicans and posing challenges for Democrats seeking to balance national security and political gains .
May 2, 2007Congresses and Parliaments
A recent trip to Syria by the Speaker of the House has set off a debate over the role of legislators in conducting foreign policy.
November 3, 2006Elections and Voting
Polls continue to show Democrats regaining control of at least one house of Congress in the November 7 elections. If this happens, they could exercise greater oversight of executive bodies and trade …