The Meaning of the Midterms — with Robert Evans
“The thing that we couldn't have known was the degree to which voters were going to react against the power grabs that the right has made. And I'm happy to say that it does look like that's one of the stories from last night.”
Biden Bumps Into Saudi Arabia
Far from charting a new course in the Middle East, Biden’s fumbling strategy has taken America back to the Obama playbook — but in a world that is very different from 2008. A simple thing Biden can do to restore American prestige is not to replace handshakes with fist bumps but to erase the space between words and deeds.
In Ukraine Coverage, the Press May Be Doing Putin’s Work
By now everyone is surely an expert on the mud-freeze theory of warfare or whether bombs-away begins halfway through the bobsleigh or snowboarding competition in Beijing.
Did Biden Stave Off Another Russian Assault on Ukraine?
But the U.S. does have an interest in not allowing tyrants, especially in Europe, to attack with impunity or conquer other European countries. Two world wars and the Cold War established that with a huge commitment in American lives.
Afghanistan down, Syria next?
If the evacuation of Afghanistan tested U.S. partnerships in ways that revealed something short of solidarity, building and sustaining an allied strategy for political transition in Syria can provide the corrective.
What They Don’t Teach You In Medical School
Syrians are caught between the overt violence of barrel bombs and covert killing through hunger and enforced privation. Syria has exposed the fragility of international norms. Words have not alleviated its people’s suffering. Only action can give meaning to the words.
America is Abandoning Afghan Translators to the Taliban
Afghan translators face deadly violence from the Taliban after the US withdraws in a matter of months. Yet the program designed to help them relocate to the US is a shambles, and many are dying while waiting for an answer.