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August 23, 2010

Asia
Obama and Asia, with Apologies

Several months ago, after writing an article complaining about the Obama administration’s lack of a coherent Asia policy, I got a fair amount of angry responses, pointing out the ways in which the …

A man walks past a picture of U.S. President Obama outside the U.S. embassy in Beijing

February 21, 2011

TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day Because It Is the Day of Presidents

President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) Being president o…

 U.S. President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009.

March 4, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012: Hello Newt Gingrich, GOP Presidential Candidate?

Newt Gingrich addresses the 38th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. (Larry Downing/courtesy Reuters) Someone had to go first. So Newt Gingrich did. While the other major …

Newt Gingrich addresses the 38th annual CPAC meeting in Washington

June 7, 2011

United States
The Consequences of Stalemate in Libya

Rebels fighters inspect a burning house in the city of Yafran. Youssef Boudlal / Reuters In today’s Washington Post, columnist Anne Applebaum asks—though does not directly answer—the important quest…

The Consequences of Stalemate in Libya

April 8, 2011

Defense and Security
The Justice Department Defends President Obama on Libya

The American flag flies next to a statue of the scales of justice at the U.S. Court House in Alexandria, VA. (Win McNamee/courtesy Reuters) The Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel released …

The American flag flies next to a statue of the scales of justice at the U.S. Court House in Alexandria, VA.

November 8, 2011

United States
More Questions Than Answers in Secretary Clinton’s Remarks on the Arab Uprisings

U.S. president Barack Obama and U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton tour the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Cairo on June 4, 2009 (Larry Downing/Courtesy Reuters). Secretary of State Clinton’s speech l…

More Questions Than Answers in Secretary Clinton’s Remarks on the Arab Uprisings

November 18, 2011

Egypt
Sadat’s Legacy and Egypt Today

Late Egyptian president Anwar Sadat seen announcing to the Egyptian parliament his venture to visit Israel, Egypt's enemy at the time, on November 9, 1977. Pledging to go to the end of the world …

Sadat’s Legacy and Egypt Today

December 2, 2011

You Might Have Missed: Cyber Attacks, Syria, and Donald Rumsfeld

US President Bush escorts Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld from the Oval Office in Washington on August 11, 2006 (Courtesy Reuters/Kevin Lamarque). - Sari Horwitz, Shyamantha Asokan, and Julie Tate, “T…

 US President Bush escorts Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld from the Oval Office in Washington on August 11, 2006 (Courtesy Reuters/Kevin Lamarque).

May 18, 2011

Nigeria
Nigeria: Investigations Into Voting and Violence

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman Attahiru Jega (R) collates electoral figures with a top official of the commission before the announcement of the presidential election resul…

Nigeria: Investigations Into Voting and Violence

August 2, 2011

United States
Osama Bin Laden: What Did Pakistan Know?

A newspaper stand displays magazines and posters bearing the pictures of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and U.S. President Barack Obama (bottom L) in Karachi May 9, 2011 (Athar Hussain/Courtesy Reut…

A newspaper stand displays magazines and posters bearing the pictures of al Qaeda leader bin Laden and U.S. President Obama in Karachi