Daniel DePetris

The Taliban learn just how hard governing Afghanistan is

13 October 2021 12:54 pm

For the first time in two decades, and arguably for the first time since the late 1970s, there is a…

Biden stole Donald Trump’s foreign policy

6 October 2021 3:02 pm

When President Donald Trump in 2020 signed a trade deal with China after years of escalatory tariffs, then-presidential candidate Joe…

Congress’s defense budget is pure madness

30 September 2021 4:40 pm

The United States Congress is divided on pretty much everything these days. But there is one agenda item that traditionally…

Biden’s big UN whopper

22 September 2021 3:00 pm

President Joe Biden walked into the grand UN General Assembly chamber this morning with a list of asks, an appeal…

Will Biden deal with the Taliban?

16 September 2021 12:11 pm

When President Joe Biden tapped longtime aide Antony Blinken to be his secretary of state last November, Blinken landed his…

Congress got mad about Afghanistan 20 years too late

8 September 2021 4:29 pm

Nearly a week after the last American C-17 flew out of Kabul, the Biden administration remains in the middle of…

Can Iran's 'butcher' president make peace with the Saudis?

6 August 2021 2:13 pm

It’s official: after eight years of a relatively pragmatic administration, Iran is now under new management. Ebrahim Raisi, a disciple…

George Bush's attack on Joe Biden's Afghan strategy is hard to take

15 July 2021 4:18 pm

The world doesn’t hear a lot from George W. Bush these days. The former president of the United States has…

Why the Biden-Putin summit wasn't a waste of time

17 June 2021 7:43 am

The meeting between U.S. president Joe Biden and Russian president Vladimir Putin in Geneva started cordially enough. A quick handshake, toothy smiles…

Can Biden bring relations with Russia back from the brink?

21 April 2021 4:00 pm

Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov delivered a depressing assessment on the state of U.S.-Russia relations earlier this month. While holding…

Biden's backhanded bid to kill Nord Stream 2

9 April 2021 6:00 pm

Washington, D.C. is universally known as a town divided, a place where compromise and dialogue are often sacrificed at the…

America's Russian sanctions are futile

3 March 2021 6:06 pm

During the 2020 presidential campaign, Joe Biden promised to approach Russia and its irascible President Vladimir Putin with a new…

What the Khashoggi murder report means for US-Saudi relations

27 February 2021 6:36 am

Today, after pressure from senior US lawmakers and staring at an impending statutory deadline, the Biden administration authorised the release…

Good luck to Joe Biden. He'll need it

21 January 2021 5:49 am

It’s official: the inauguration is over, the speeches have been given, and political power in the United States has been…

The pro-Trump mob are trashing the Republic

7 January 2021 9:04 am

Watching television news, captivated by the images of pro-Trump rioters, looters, and frankly losers storm the Capitol building in service…

Donald Trump is now the Republican party's kingmaker

23 November 2020 7:23 pm

As Donald Trump continues to insist that he actually won the 2020 presidential election, speculation has grown about how the…

Make America Great Again Again: Prepare for Trump 2024

11 November 2020 6:00 pm

Imagine Donald Trump acknowledging that he lost the election and placing a formal concession call to Joe Biden. Now imagine…

Joe Biden should prepare for gridlock

6 November 2020 7:01 pm

The Democratic Party was anticipating a blue wave this fall, a victory of such magnitude that Republicans would be spending…

America gets the divided election result it deserves

4 November 2020 6:00 pm

The 2020 U.S. presidential race was an ugly, ferocious dogfight. So it only makes sense for the contest to end…

Lame-duck Trump has plenty of time to cause trouble

4 November 2020 2:55 am

Making political predictions can be about as foolhardy as walking into a Las Vegas casino and predicting success at the…

Obama's bid to make Trump a one-term president

28 October 2020 7:33 pm

With less than a week to go before Americans cast their ballots at polling places across the country, Donald Trump…

Joe Biden's one job in the presidential debate

23 October 2020 4:45 pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden had one job in tonight’s final presidential debate: tread water. Don’t get rattled. If President…

Even Trump’s friends are turning against him

19 October 2020 3:46 am

If there is one word that best describes Senate Republicans in the age of Donald Trump, it’s “docile.” With the…

Trump won’t admit it, but he’s in trouble

16 October 2020 5:09 pm

President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden were supposed to debate in front of the American public last…

Donald Trump is running out of time

14 October 2020 11:29 pm

Donald Trump was bewildered, frustrated, and downright exasperated. Addressing a crowd of red-hatted, hard-core MAGA supporters last night in Johnstown,…