Americas

Settling for Biden

True, Senator Biden's Washington experience—especially on national security—can help Obama. But flaws in other potential picks, like those Democrats with military service, made Biden the most risk-averse choice.

A View from Russia: After Georgia

The violence in South Ossetia is a tragedy in itself. Yet its implications for U.S.-Russia relations—and issues like curbing Iran’s nuclear ambitions and nonproliferation—could prove even worse.

Improving the "Pickens Plan"

Billionaire oilman T. Boone Pickens has launched a massive public-relations blitz to promote his wind-turbine plan. The Democrats seem to like it, but there’s a better way to achieve energy independence.

The Senator's Errors

John McCain says he has all the answers when it comes to foreign policy. But a sampling of his statements on Russia shows that he has much to learn.

Obama the Sophisticate

Obama might not have solved the world’s problems, but he did thwart McCain’s attempts to label him as a foreign-policy naïf. But can Obama actually deliver what he is promising?

War: Who Decides?

James Baker and Warren Christopher miss the point in proposing new war-powers rules. What we really need is a Congress that will enforce the Constitution—not another law for presidents to ignore.

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