Today's Five Best Columns
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Sep 25, 2009 8:32AM ET
The just-revealed covert facility draws discussion on proliferation and Obama's strength in the international arena. UPDATE (9:15am): Iran acknowledges second facility, world begins to react
Sep 24, 2009 1:10PM ET
Led by Obama, the UN Security Council finds unanimity, and a possible turning point, on nuclear disarmament
Sep 24, 2009 11:26AM ET
Western pundits fret about how western pundits have been distracted from the real issues in Iran
Sep 24, 2009 9:54AM ET
After the failed three-party summit, Obama's speech before the UN General Assembly took a tougher line
Sep 23, 2009 5:11PM ET
Rothkopf explains the disparate interests at stake in Obama's UN speech
Sep 23, 2009 3:55PM ET
The Libyan leader's speech touched on Suez, the Kennedy assassination, and something called the "fish flu"
Sep 23, 2009 12:42PM ET
Obama's first summit with Netanyahu and Abbas failed to meet even low expectations
Sep 23, 2009 11:36AM ET
Minutes after Obama left the stage, debate was taking shape
Sep 23, 2009 9:50AM ET
Ahmadinejad may talk a big game at the UN today, but these columnists say it's because he's so weak at home.
Sep 23, 2009 9:16AM ET
Expectations for the president's first speech to the gathering of world leaders are that he'll win a warm reception
Sep 23, 2009 9:15AM ET
The Libyan dictator wants to pitch a tent in New York. The Big Apple says no. Donald Trump says yes. Columnists say Qaddafi might fit in with his tony new neighbors.
Sep 22, 2009 4:48PM ET
Reviewing the best arguments for why we should stay put
Sep 22, 2009 3:42PM ET
Dreyfuss gives nuance to exaggerated claims that McChrystal might resign
Sep 22, 2009 12:44PM ET
In the storm of opinion about Afghanistan, what are the best arguments for a U.S. withdrawal?
Sep 22, 2009 12:27PM ET
The ousted leader is back in the country but chances of a political reconciliation seem far out of sight
Sep 22, 2009 7:42AM ET
It worked in Iraq, but could it take decades in Afghanistan?
Sep 21, 2009 5:19PM ET
Op-eds from Secretaries Gates and Clinton addressed some critics' concerns with plans to scrap the missile shield
Sep 21, 2009 4:46PM ET
The unprecedented violence suggests the government is battling more than mere drug cartels
Sep 21, 2009 4:09PM ET
The high-stakes policy and politics of deciding on an Afghan surge
Sep 21, 2009 3:54PM ET
Obama currently enjoys broad domestic and international support, but Afghanistan could undo it all
Sep 21, 2009 3:42PM ET
This morning's leaked report raise questions over civil-military relations
Sep 21, 2009 9:01AM ET
An explosive memo lays out the stakes, and hints at a rift between the White House and the military
Sep 18, 2009 5:07PM ET
French and German responses to the president's about-face
Sep 18, 2009 4:47PM ET
Just released from prison, Muntazer al-Zaidi weighs in on months of speculation about his motive for flinging footwear at Bush
Sep 18, 2009 3:18PM ET
For some, even a Hallmark-style YouTube is cause for criticism
Sep 18, 2009 12:29PM ET
On September 27 Germany will hold federal elections: what is at stake?
Sep 18, 2009 9:49AM ET
More reasons to drop the shield from across the foreign policy spectrum
Sep 18, 2009 8:39AM ET
The White House has 46 ways to determine success in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Sep 17, 2009 5:17PM ET
Taylor cuts through the noise to explain why hawks and doves should actually be in agreement
Sep 17, 2009 3:59PM ET
Did Europeans even want the allegedly expensive, malfunctioning, and provocative shield in the first place?