Carter and Obama: Eerie Parallels

An ailing economy with persistently high unemployment, non-existent wage growth, and expanding deficits. And then, towards the end of his first term, crisis abroad: In one country, a mob storms ...

War-Forfeiteering

Since the inception of the war in Afghanistan, the United States has lost more than 1,500 lives and spent over $400 billion — much of which devoted to reconstruction, aid, ...

Next Up: Holbrooke and Eikenberry

It is difficult to see how General McChrystal could have remained effective in his post following the publication of the Rolling Stone article — chock full of derisive comments made ...

Mending Ties with Karzai

Once Barack Obama concludes his review of U.S. military strategy in Afghanistan, he must turn to the urgent task of repairing our country’s diplomatic relationship with Hamid Karzai, freshly inaugurated ...

‘Smart Power’ Diplomacy?

Taking office earlier this year, the Obama administration promised to pursue “smart power” diplomacy. Eight months in, it seems fair to conclude that the term was a misnomer: “Smart power” diplomacy ...

Streamlining the Stimulus

With Democrats stuck playing defense on health care and President Obama set to deliver a major address to revive his push for reform, now is a good time for Republicans ...