Sunnylands, the former Annenberg estate, is becoming a West Coast Camp David of sorts for President Obama, who is hosting King Abdullah of Jordan for talks on Syria's crisis and Israeli-Palestinian peace.
French President François Hollande will take part in several events in Washington, culminating in a state dinner Tuesday. Then on Wednesday, he’ll travel to San Francisco to focus on Silicon Valley industries.
Many Western leaders have issues with Russia today – Syria and human rights among them. For the US, add NSA leaker Edward Snowden. However, Asian leaders and those from former Soviet republics are in Sochi.
DHS has warned that terrorists might try to hide explosives inside toothpaste tubes aboard airliners headed for Russia. Last month, however, Russia banned all liquids and gels, including toothpaste, from carry-on luggage entering Russian airports.
The Obama administration is discussing new options for addressing the civil war in Syria amid warnings of growing threats to US national security, especially the rising strength of Al Qaeda-linked groups.
In his State of the Union message, President Obama laid out intentions to keep a 'small' residual force in Afghanistan, to veto any new Iran sanctions that Congress may approve, and to close the Guantánamo detention camp.
Obama would make headway in his pursuit of new free trade deals, if only Congress would grant him the authority to 'fast-track' them. His State of the Union speech is likely to ask for that. Here's why he's not likely to get it.
Mounting threats to target the Sochi Games prompt some Olympians to tell their families and friends to stay home. US officials, meanwhile, offer some reassurances on security – even as they make concerns clear.
The Nuclear Materials Security Index notes progress in several countries. In the last two years, seven have given up most of their weapons-grade uranium and plutonium, while others are tightening security measures.
Sen. Rand Paul, who has been telling Republican donors he is not a libertarian extremist, told the Center for the National Interest in Washington Tuesday he is not an isolationist, rather US foreign policy is 'too belligerent.'