At next week’s inaugural Democratic presidential debates—the first of a dozen scheduled over the next year—the candidates should be forced to fully reveal their foreign-policy principles and preferences.
During the highs and lows of U.S.-Iran relations over the past decade, Tehran’s most visible diplomat, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, has routinely made the rounds of New York City television networks and think tanks to take his case to the American public.
On July 4, 2003, U.S. paratroopers kicked down doors and raided a compound in the northern Iraqi city of Sulaymaniyah. It was two months after the United States declared “Mission Accomplished” and major military operations in Iraq over.
In October 2012, the global financial system got its first taste of the effects of climate change when Hurricane Sandy roared through lower Manhattan, shutting down Wall Street.
It’s been seven months since a Senate-confirmed secretary of defense has presided over the Pentagon. This isn’t likely to be the case for much longer, as the Republican-controlled Senate is expected confirm Mark Esper to the position soon, possibly by the end of the week.