Foreign Policy

Putin and Netanyahu on the brink

Russia has close to 40,000 troops massed near its border with Ukraine, has sent goon squads into Ukraine to stir up instability and create false pretexts for attacking and is now trying to drive Ukraine into bankruptcy. Meanwhile, the Middle East...

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Mideast peace: Kerry's pause that refreshes

Secretary of State John Kerry, in my view one of the most consequential secretaries since George Marshall served under President Truman, is effectively taking a short-term pause in negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. Whether this...

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Vladimir Putin: Neo-Soviet strongman-for-life

I strongly support the new sanctions announced today by President Obama, which are far more powerful and persuasive than the weak sanctions previously announced. The move by the president, preceding the coming Group of Seven summit, is a major...

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President Obama getting beaten up

The Hill's A.B. Stoddard sits down with John Feehery and Rodell Mollineau to talk about the situation in Ukraine and the prospects for a budget. 

Kerry’s hopes, and ours

The current question — what happens after the Arab Spring? — challenges the watching world, and particularly Secretary of State John Kerry, who is currently searching for a way to resolve ancient disputes in the Middle East between Israelis and Arabs.

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Israel must go alone

“Deal leaves Israel very few options,” reads the headline on the Drudge Report. But this weekend's interim deal between six world powers and Iran on its nuclear capabilities leaves Israel with one very good option.

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