Libby and the Cheney Unseen

As the public speculates about what the Libby trial says about the vice president, a glimpse into Cheney’s past—with a special-assess, “black” program—reveals his own memory to be so remarkably and conveniently faulty, it seems appropriate to ask:

Bush's Chavez Challenge

During his first serious presidential trip to Latin America, Bush must largely look past Chavez in order to most effectively reckon with him and his movement.

Moscow, We Have a Problem

If the end result in 2008 is for Russia to be more prosperous but to have simply traded one group of “the powerful” who are unaccountable and operate above the law for another, that may not be the legacy Putin is looking to leave behind.

Meeting in Baghdad

In a few days, the administration will be attending a regional conference in Baghdad that Iran and Syria have also been invited to attend. But it is premature to herald a foreign-policy paradigm shift, says Geoffrey Kemp.

China on the March

China’s announcement of a major increase in military spending on Sunday has raised many questions about the future of Washington’s relations with Beijing. In the new issue of The National Interest Ashton B. Carter and William J. Perry pro

The Talented Mr. Cohen

Given his past policy recommendations, Eliot A. Cohen’s rise to Secretary Rice’s counselor harks back to the commendation of the incompetent, circa Presidential Medal of Honor.