Who Killed Berta Cáceres and What Should the U.S. Do?

Who Killed Berta Cáceres and What Should the U.S. Do?

On March 2, in the dark of the night, armed assailants broke into the Honduran home of Berta Cáceres and shot her four times, killing her. The assailants also wounded a Mexican colleague, Gustavo Castro, who survived only by playing dead. Cáceres was in Washington...
Kerry’s Cuba Sanity

Kerry’s Cuba Sanity

One would have to go back to John Quincy Adams, who served in the U.S. diplomatic service from the age of 17, to find a predecessor better pedigreed than John Kerry to lead the U.S. State Department. The son of a diplomat, Kerry is a war veteran, senior senator, and...
The Case Against Kerry

The Case Against Kerry

President Obama’s selection of John Kerry as the next secretary of state sends the wrong signal to America’s allies and adversaries alike. Kerry’s record in the United States Senate, where he currently chairs the Foreign Relations Committee, has...
Susan Rice Would Have Been a Bad Secretary of State Anyway

Susan Rice Would Have Been a Bad Secretary of State Anyway

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice’s announcement that she would withdraw her name from consideration to be the next secretary of state is a mixed blessing. On the one hand, it marks yet another example of the Obama administration’s failure...

Clinton Tone-Deaf During Africa Trip

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 11-day trip to Africa, which came less than a month after President Barack Obama’s visit to Egypt and Ghana in July, was an attempt to emphasize Africa’s importance to the United States. Clinton was supposed to...

Obama’s Foreign Policy Challenges

RAY SUAREZ: Welcome to the Online NewsHour’s Insider Forum. I’m Ray Suarez. Recent terror attacks in Mumbai mark the newest foreign policy issue the incoming administration will face. In addition, this week a bipartisan commission reported the United...