Barack Obama


  • refugees 2017-05-10 03:03

    How the Trump administration has quietly stalled refugee resettlements

    In the first few days of the Trump administration, the Department of Homeland Security stopped sending investigators overseas to interview refugees seeking asylum in the United States.

  • Riyadh 2017-05-09 03:56

    By Bruce Riedel

    Trump goes to Riyadh

    U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to make Saudi Arabia his first foreign stop on his first trip abroad reflects the importance his administration has given to courting the Saudis.

  • obama 2017-05-03 17:44

    By Jill Abramson

    Obama has a powerful voice. He shouldn't use it for paid speeches

    ’s still early, but so far Barack Obama’s post-presidency has been a disappointment.

  • Trump 2017-05-03 03:11

    By Arthur J. Magida

    Former presidents should lead the criticism of Trump

    America prides itself on peaceful transitions from one president to the other. No coups. No backstabbing. No backward glances at what might have been.

  • Khalid bin salman 2017-04-29 10:14

    By Bruce Riedel

    Will Riyadh’s new DC ambassador draw U.S. deeper into Yemen war?

    Saudi Arabia is pressing the Trump administration to become more involved in supporting its war in Yemen.

  • Bannon 2017-04-17 05:37

    By Frank Bruni

    Steve Bannon was doomed

    If you’re any student of politics, you saw Steve Bannon on the cover of Time magazine in early February — “The Great Manipulator,” it called him — and knew to start the countdown then.

  • North Korea 2017-04-16 08:48

    Julian Borger

    North Korea's nuclear arsenal is real – how Trump will handle it is unknown

    The ascent of Donald Trump, the volatility of his foreign policy and his tendency to fire off tweeted threats to nuclear-armed adversaries has brought one more wild card to the Korean peninsula, which already had more than its fair share.

  • بحران سوریه 2017-04-08 17:27

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    Trump’s whiplash reversal on Syria

    “Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike on the air field in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched,” announced Donald Trump to reporters at his luxurious “Mar-a-Lago southern White House” resort in Palm Beach, Florida, as he prepared to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

  • Macron 2017-04-03 08:34

    By Dominique Moisi

    France’s extraordinary election

    Sixty years after the signing of the Treaty of Rome, France is poised to hold an election that could make or break the European Union.

  • Pentagon 2017-03-05 09:36

    Trump's bigger military may not be better

    Like a lot of his plans, Donald Trump’s proposal for military spending is both abundantly clear and maddeningly vague. He wants to devote a whole lot more money to the Pentagon, as demonstrated by his budget outline and address to Congress. But the president’s plan is too ill-defined and arbitrary to make much sense.

  • U.S. 2017-02-28 00:45

    By Frida Ghitis

    Who, exactly, is running U.S. foreign policy?

    Not a day goes by in the Netherlands without President Donald Trump making news. If you're an American traveling overseas, you have likely been buttonholed by locals asking you to explain what is going on with the new administration.

  • Trump 2017-02-26 08:56

    Trump’s mixed message on immigration: An opening for a deal?

    The president’s approach is both tough and flexible, a sign he may be open to a comprehensive solution with Congress to ease fears about U.S. policy.

  • obama 2017-02-08 09:38

    Guns for the mentally incompetent

    Of all the measures to improve gun safety, background checks are among the most reasonable and popular. House Republicans lost no time this week in voting to weaken them.

  • Bannon 2017-02-05 09:47

    by Holly Christodoulou and Guy Birchall

    Who is Steve Bannon? U.S. President Donald Trump’s chief strategist

    Donald Trump’s appointment of controversial right-winger Steve Bannon to the role of Chief Strategist dismayed liberals. They accused him of supporting a movement of “white nationalists” and “unabashed anti-Semites”.

  • John MacCain 2017-02-04 10:11

    By Daniel R. DePetris

    John McCain is overreaching on Trump’s Australia call

    McCain is entitled to decry Trump’s terse phone call with Australia, but not to act as though he is the president.

  • Neil Gorsuch 2017-02-02 15:42

    Like Garland, Gorsuch deserves a senate vote

    President Donald Trump has made some lamentable appointments in his brief tenure. Judge Neil Gorsuch is not one of them.

  • Donald Tusk 2017-02-02 12:21

    By Uri Friedman

    European leaders are now describing Trump as a threat

    The new administration has called into question “the last 70 years of American foreign policy,” Tusk says.

  • obama 2017-02-01 09:23

    Barack Obama pops off

    He encourages the hysteria over the overdue immigration crackdown

  • ICE 2017-01-28 04:55

    By Oliver Laughland

    U.S. could face human rights crisis after Trump's xenophobic immigration orders

    Hidden among the promise of a wall and the withdrawal of funding to sanctuary cities is a much more insidious – and immediate – move to replace the ‘catch and release’ border policy with mandatory detention.

  • yemen 2017-01-25 03:24

    by Julian Pecquet

    Democrats urged Obama to cease Yemen war role before Trump took over

    Twenty-five House Democrats unsuccessfully wrote to President Barack Obama earlier this month to urge him to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen before Donald Trump took over.

  • obama 2017-01-23 11:54

    The enduring dignity of Barack Obama

    Posterity will pass fuller and fairer judgment on the presidency of Barack Obama than is possible today, but on one issue the verdict is already clear: personal integrity.

  • ریاست جمهوری باراک اوباما 2017-01-14 18:57

    Obama renews national emergency on Iran

    Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama extended on Friday the national emergency on Iran for another one year, citing continuous threat being posed by Iran to the U.S. even after the 2015 international nuclear deal. 

  • obama 2017-01-14 15:47

    Obama Declares Continuation of US National Emergency on Iran

    TEHRAN – Lame-duck US President Barack Obama has extended his country’s national emergency against Iran, claiming that “certain actions and policies of the Government of Iran are contrary to the interests of the United States in the region”.

  • U.S. drone 2017-01-12 23:43

    By Medea Benjamin

    America dropped 26,171 bombs in 2016. What a bloody end to Obama's reign

    According to new figures, the U.S. dropped nearly three bombs every hour, 24 hours a day. Dare we think how Donald Trump will continue this legacy?

  • Obama 2017-01-09 04:30

    By Vava Tampa

    Obama's last chance to make up for his failure in Africa

    In 2009, seven months after entering the Oval Office, President Obama pledged a new Africa policy. “Africa,” he declared in the Ghanaian Parliament, “doesn't need strongmen. It needs strong institutions.”

  • Guantanamo 2017-01-04 04:24

    Shut down Guantanamo, Mr. Trump

    Having promised to close the Guantanamo Bay prison during his first year in office, Obama will leave about 40?prisoners there when he completes his second term.

  • Tehran, Washington to hold talks on nuclear deal implementation 2017-01-01 20:32

    Tehran, Washington to hold talks on nuclear deal implementation

    TEHRAN – Tehran and Washington are to hold a meeting on issues concerning the implementation of the nuclear deal, a day before deputy foreign ministers of 5+1 countries and Iran gather to meet to assess a complaint by Iran that the new U.S. Congress move goes against the nuclear deal, ISNA reported on Sunday.

  • Iran deal 2016-12-31 20:53

    Key events in 2016

    In many ways, 2016 was a year of extremes. The world saw a massive wave of political change and natural catastrophes. As the year 2016 comes to an end, here’s a look back at the major headlines and events.

  • Kerry 2016-12-31 02:07

    By Rashid Khalidi

    John Kerry and Israel: Too little and too late

    In a speech this week laying out the Obama administration’s parameters for a final peace agreement between Israel and Palestine, Secretary of State John Kerry stated what has been obvious to most observers for many years: that Israel’s construction of Jewish settlements on occupied Palestinian land has all but destroyed the two-state solution. Unfortunately, Kerry’s speech offers far too little, and comes much too late.

  • Pearl Harbour 2016-12-28 03:14

    The lesson from Pearl Harbour is that trade is the best way to calm tensions in Asia

    Shinzo Abe has become the first Japanese prime minister to visit Pearl Harbour since his country’s attack on the U.S. base there brought America into the Second World War. American involvement in the war helped make the U.S. into the ultimate guarantor of Western security and thus the greatest cause of peace and prosperity in the modern world.