Even if he succeeds in toppling Ukraine’s government, Vladimir Putin has already lost.
Author Archives: Anna Gawel
Give Biden a break
It’s time for everyone, the media included, to understand the limits of an American presidency.
D.C. Déjà Vu: Politics and Parties
What’s that in the air? Cicadas? Yes — that’s them making a kamikaze dive bomb toward your car. Humidity? Yes — remember, D.C. is a literal swamp. Political maneuvering and recriminations on the Hill? A given. But on a brighter note, D.C. is emerging from its pandemic hibernation and enjoying a renewed sense of normalcy.
Our Damaged Democracy
The repercussions of Donald Trump’s presidency will be deep and long-lasting — as will his power. After all, he’s not going gently into that good night. He’s going thundering into the next 1,460 days until he can reclaim the White House in the 2024 election — or make a last-gasp effort to steal this one.
A Refresher Course on How U.S. Foreign Aid Works
Apparently it’s that time because this convenient red herring has emerged yet again to distract Americans from where their taxpayer money actually goes.
Experts Offer Bleak Assessment of Middle East’s Future
From Iran to Israel to Lebanon, a recent panel discussion painted a dark picture of what lies ahead for the Middle East.
Sinam Mohamad Pushes U.S. Not to Abandon Her Fellow Kurds in Syria
For nearly three years, Sinam Sherkany Mohamad has worked the corridors of power in Washington to drum up American support for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which she represents as the U.S. envoy for the Syrian Democratic Council.
Belarus: A Real Race, at Last?
Elections in Belarus — home to what is often referred to as Europe’s last dictatorship — are typically a mundane affair. But this coming presidential race is shaping up to be anything but boring.
WHO Do Trump & China Think They Are
Sorry, I couldn’t resist the cheesy headline, but on a more serious note, while the debate over the effectiveness of the World Health Organization is much-needed and has merit, it’s also riddled with myths and misconceptions about what the WHO can and cannot do.
Pelosi and Mnuchin: Strange (but Surprisingly Successful) Bedfellows
Prior to coronavirus, few would’ve pegged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin as effective political partners. But they have proven to be just that during the pandemic.