A gracious election concession.
Budget battles in the US Congress threaten to undermine a key counter-terrorism priority
Today is International Day of UN Peacekeepers,
For the first time in a long while, there's some diplomatic momentum on Syria
I desperately want the mission to succeed. I just don't see the pieces lining up in that direction. At least not yet.
Very tragic news coming out of the United Nations today.
Would Secretary of Defense Hagel boost American military contributions to UN Peacekeeping?
Today is International Day for Peacekeepers, an annual UN affair in which we honor blue helmets around the world and remember their sacrifices. I thought might be a good moment to trot out some facts and figures about UN Peacekeeping that the average reader may find...surprising, interesting, or make for good trivia.
I recently spoke with Rinaldo Depagne, a West Africa expert with the International Crisis Group. I strongly urge people to have a listen to our brief conversation, in which Depagne distills some of the complexities of this crisis.