Posts Tagged: diplomacy
The Middle East is hardly a cheery place these days. But there's one silver lining: The Iran deal is paying off big.
In one fell swoop, President Obama could erase the stain of Guantanamo and make major headway on normalization with Cuba.
As the world's youngest country enters its third year of civil war, there are new hopes for a durable peace.
Obama's made a lot of Faustian bargains over the last seven years. But given his likely successors, what we got over the last two terms may be as good as it gets.
Despite everything, hawks are still pushing President Obama to send ground troops to Syria. He would be wise to reject their advice.
Powerful forces are maneuvering to torpedo any Syrian peace process that could leave room for Bashar al-Assad.
There's no grand, exciting solution to the war in Syria. It's going to take an endless parade of meetings where people sit and talk. And talk. And talk.
From Paris to Beirut, the Islamic State's latest atrocities are a calculated effort to bring the war in Syria home to the countries participating in it.
"Back in my youth, we imagined that lumbering dinosaurs like Russia and China and the European Union would endure regardless of the global convulsions taking place around them."
America’s leading Sunni ally is proving how easily hubris, delusion, and old-fashioned ineptitude can trump even bottomless wealth.