Philip J. (P.J.) Crowley is a Professor of Practice and Fellow at the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication at The George Washington University. He served as the assistant secretary of state for public affairs and spokesman for the United States Department of State from May 2009 until March 2011. He was also a member of the National Security Council staff at the White House during the Clinton Administration.

Syria’s dictator is losing ground as the international community ramps up support for the opposition. P.J. Crowley on the looming political tipping point.

Will the Capitol Hill briefing this week shed any new light on what actually happened in the Libyan attack? P.J. Crowley weighs the odds of embassy security improving.

Go for a grand bargain in Iran. Contain Syria. And forge better relations with China. P.J. Crowley on the administration’s second-term foreign policy agenda.

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Obama and Romney need to move beyond ‘gotcha’ and discuss how they will wage the ongoing war against al Qaeda as the terrorist threat evolves, says P.J. Crowley.


The Libya attacks show Egypt’s new leader may be more unpredictable than his predecessor was.

As protests against the U.S. spread to Yemen, America walks a delicate path. Ex-State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley on the policy obstacles to peace.


President Obama’s strategy in Libya helped depose Qaddafi in short order—but the same tactics won’t work in Syria.