Leslie H. Gelb is President Emeritus of the Council of Foreign Relations, a former New York Times columnist and correspondent, and a former senior State and Defense Department official.

Survival at Stake

The failure of Obama or Biden to show up in Paris made clear that most of the president’s team can’t be trusted to conduct U.S national security policy and must be replaced—at once.

Mirror, Mirror

An old pro decodes the blind quotes and leaks surrounding the turmoil in the White House foreign policy team.

Threat Assessment

The Muslim world’s turned upside down. Washington must forge new alliances to meet the jihadi challenge. One of its partners should be Iran.