The Kerry Syria Gaffe that Wasn’t?

by Jasmin Ramsey *This post has been updated Yesterday we charted the way Secretary of State John Kerry’s seemingly off-handed answer to a question about how Syria could deter a US strike morphed into what’s now being referred to as… Continue Reading  

Kerry Gaffe on Syria Takes on Life of its Own

by Jasmin Ramsey You’re no doubt aware by now of a proposal by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for Syria to hand over its (still only accidentally acknowledged) chemical weapons to international control, which his Syrian counterpart Walid al-Moualem said Syria “welcomes”. Syrian… Continue Reading  

Romney’s political tightrope

This week Lobe Logger extraordinaire and Think Progress National Security reporter Ali Gharib was interviewed on Al Jazeera English’s Inside Story about Mitt Romney’s foreign policy record thus far. From AJE’s write-up: ROMNEY’S VISION: FOREIGN AFFAIRS: – Romney supports Obama’s… Continue Reading  

On the RJC’s Drive to get Romney votes from Israel: Block the vote here, rock the vote there!

This week Mitt Romney raised British eyebrows — and hackles — with several gaffes that undermined the objective of his trip to London: to boost his limited to nonexistent foreign policy credentials. Romney “must wish he was already on the… Continue Reading