The Times of Israel
It's a long Hanukkah in Washington, and Eli's isn't closing
Exhale, kosher Washington, and loosen your belts. As if the holiday social season - jammed into a brief period post-Thanksgiving - wasn't food-oriented enough, there are yet more calories on the horizon.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
US News & World Report
Biden's Trip Is Not Enough to Save Obama's 'Pivot to Asia'
SYDNEY Joe Biden is in Asia this week on a trip designed to improve relations with China, an emerging superpower and rival of the United States, but also to reassure U.S. allies such as Japan and South Korea of America's staying power in the face of China's rise.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Poll: Hillary Clinton "Unfavorable"
For the first time in years, more Americans find Hillary Clinton "unfavorable" than "favorable" - although she is still the clear leading potential Democratic nominee for 2016.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
the Saker Us diplomatic iceberg spotted near China
THE SAKER US diplomatic iceberg spotted near China Do you remember president Bill Clinton ordered two US aircraft carrier battle groups into the Strait of Taiwan in 1996 to "send a message" to China? Well, it appears that Barack Obama, the lame-duck, spineless multi-humiliated and multi-defeated president of the US of A, just had a surge of ... (more)
Tue Nov 26, 2013
As Temps Get Colder, Ice Skating in DC Heats Up
The official start of winter may not be until December 21, but this week's weather confirms it: DC has made the transition from an all-too-brief fall into a long and cold winter.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Career diplomat Burns steered the talks quietly though rounds of negotiations
Away from pomp and fanfare surrounding the multiparty talks in Geneva that resulted in this weekend's nuclear deal with Iran , senior Obama administration officials and other sources are now revealing that U.S. and Iran actually, and very secretly, have been engaged in high-level direct talks for more than a year.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Caught in the Web: U.S. defense, foreign policies
Globalism is getting tangled in the World Wide Web. In fact, the Internet's disruptive impact on foreign policy is changing diplomatic and defense strategies worldwide.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
'I have no illusions'
For her inaugural column , editor Susan Glasser sat for an interview last Thursday with Secretary of State John Kerry at his Foggy Bottom office, in a wide-ranging conversation that covered everything from the Iranian nuclear negotiations and the Syrian civil war to the Washington "political babble" about Kerry's access to the White House.
Like Detroit, could D.C.'s next Mayor be - white'?
Since the late 1960's, as the District of Columbia obtained it's 'home rule' clause; giving the city the ability to allow council-managers to become fully recognized Mayors, all of its mayor's representing the nation's capitol have been black'.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
The Washington Post
The secret government warrior next door
In his 1906 lecture on the formation of modern nations in Europe, German historian Otto Hintze argued that states were built around the needs of their militaries and that in the 20th century, state organization would come to be determined "primarily by the necessities of defense and offense, that is, by the organization of the army and of warfare."
Pressler may run again - as an indie
Former South Dakota Sen. Larry Pressler, a registered Republican, said Thursday that there is a 70 percent chance he will run as an independent for his old seat next year.
Wed Nov 06, 2013
Nirupama Rao, Indian Envoy To The U.S., Bids Farewell To Her Diplomatic Career
Washington: Nirupama Rao, Indian envoy to the U.S., bid farewell to her career of diplomacy, as members of the American diplomatic corps and her counterparts from countries like China and Brazil gathered at a reception hosted in her honour by the State Department.