Commentary: Trump's pick for ambassador to Israel has set off alarm bells within the Jewish-American community, the U.S. diplomatic community, Israel, and the Arab and Muslim worlds.
NCR Today: From his first day in office, Obama's critics refused to acknowledge his achievements, but his strategies and staff have made real progress with Iran.
As the Islamic State tears across Iraq and Syria this summer, sending religious minorities fleeing for their lives, Congress created a new job at the State Department -- one the president needs to fill immediately, say those who pushed for the position.
The job: "Special Envoy to Promote Religious Freedom of Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia."
A thoughtful New York Times article by Michael A. Cohen on to how to conduct an effective foreign policy is worthy of serious consideration.
Faith and Justice: As with any important international meeting, the media will focus on conflict, and liberals and conservatives will spin the results to support their causes.
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican Thomas P. Melady, who served in several diplomatic posts and continued to play a role as "citizen-scholar," died Jan. 6. He was 86.