diplomacy

President Obama dealt with the Syrian conflict, a Middle East arms race, and the possibility of opening diplomatic talks with Iran in his speech. Here are the highlights. Read more...
Morning Open Thread
Mark Fiore's latest video animation takes on U.S. foreign diplomacy. Read more...
Stewart Slams The Right On Syria: 'Why Can't You Take No War For An Answer?'
The Daily Show's Jon Stewart started the week off letting the warmongers like Lindsey Graham, John McCain and the pundits on Fox have it for being terribly upset that we're going to try diplomacy instead of bombing Syria. Read more...
Obama Slams Critics For Focus On Style Over Substance
George Stephanopoulis and his gang of media critics who relentlessly focus on style rather than substance and results should listen carefully to what the President said today. Read more...
Cenk Uygur On Conservatives' Reaction To President Obama's Syria Speech
The Young Turks and Cenk Uygur put together a nice mashup of the right wing and Fox pundits' reaction to President Obama's speech on Syria this Tuesday and as Cenk noted, they're really pissed off that they're not going to get their bombing any time soon. Read more...

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I don't think Senator John Kerry's expert diplomacy skills were ever in question, but if anyone did have any doubts, they were certainly laid to rest after his response to a protester during his confirmation hearing earlier Thursday. Read more...
May 24, 1982 - Ratchetting Up The Noise A Notch.
May 24, 1982 - the shooting war gets underway in The Falkland Islands conflict. Iran scores major victories over Iraq. Yuri Andropov pegged to be next in line at The Kremlin. Reagan/Capitol Hill budget battle. Read more...
Mitt Romney's pathetic efforts to stain the President's track record when it comes to foreign policy ring hollow and are actually dangerous, or could be. During his news conference yesterday, President Obama addressed Mitt Romney's irresponsible Read more...
Sensational headlines aside, there are some revealing moments among the few newly-released Department of State cables published by Wikileaks. Although the transcript for this particular cable is long, it's worth reading the entire strand in context Read more...
Twenty Years Ago This Week - Iraq Invaded Kuwait - August 2-5,1990
(a rude awakening that Thursday morning) [media id=17728] Twenty years ago this week Iraq invaded Kuwait and started what has come to be known as Read more...