Diplomacy in Action: The United Nations General Assembly

President Barack Obama delivers remarks during his address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, N.Y., Sept. 23, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon) O... Read more »

The UK’s response to extremism and political instability in North and West Africa

A longer piece that I wrote a little while ago that is testimony I offered to the British Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee, but has only been published now. It explores the threat in relation to the UK and how British interests are affected by what is happening in the evolution of terrorism in North and […] Read more »

The value of strategic patience in Mali

The casual observer of events in Mali could be convinced that the almost daily developments in the military campaign could reflect an unstoppable momentum towards stability in the West African state. As visible as that progress is, the United States should not be distracted from attaining its own far more prosaic and long-term goals in the region. Read more »

In Munich, Vice President Biden Highlights Transatlantic Relationship with European Allies

Four years ago, Vice President Biden spoke at the annual Munich Security Conference to outline the Obama administration’s foreign policy agenda and reset our relationship with Russia. On Tuesday, Vice President Biden wrapped up a similar trip to ... Read more »