Articles by Glenn Kessler



Lavrov, Rice Diverge on Middle East

  • 05 February 07
  • The Washington Post
The Russian foreign minister says Hamas and Syria must be brought into the peace process.

A Squabble Over Iraq Revealed on Tape

  • 03 July 06
  • The Washington Post
The official U.S. State Department version is that ""there was absolutely no friction whatsoever"" between U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a Moscow meeting of foreign ministers last week.

Rice Warns of Russian Monopoly

  • 27 April 06
  • The Washington Post
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Tuesday warned Greece and Turkey against allowing Russia to obtain a monopoly over Europe's supply of natural gas, implicitly bolstering a planned pipeline from Azerbaijian that would weaken Russia's tight grip on European energy supply.

U.S. Plots Cold War on Iran's Ayatollahs

  • 14 March 06
  • The Washington Post
As the dispute over its nuclear program arrived at the UN Security Council Monday, Iran had vaulted to the front of the U.S. national security agenda amid plans of U.S. President George W. Bush's administration for a sustained campaign against the ayatollahs of Tehran.

Rifts in Relations Amid Unity on Iran

  • 09 March 06
  • The Washington Post
The United States and Russia publicly closed ranks Tuesday over the need for Iran to ease international concerns over its nuclear program, but growing fissures in the U.S.-Russian relationship were apparent when Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met with reporters Tuesday after two days of meetings.

As CIA Leak Case Nears End, Inner Dissent Swirls

  • 27 October 05
  • The Washington Post
The alleged leaking of a U.S. intelligence operative's name had its roots in a clash over Iraq policy between White House insiders and their rivals in the permanent bureaucracy of Washington, especially in the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency.

America Opposed Calls for a Probe

  • 15 June 05
  • The Washington Post
Defense officials from Russia and the United States helped block a new demand for an international probe into the Uzbekistan government's shooting of hundreds of protesters last month, according to U.S. and diplomatic officials.

Bush: 'Advancing Rights' at Core of World Security

  • 23 September 04
  • The Washington Post
U.S. President George W. Bush's speech before the UN General Assembly on Tuesday was the verbal equivalent of a ""greatest hits"" album, repackaging and summarizing the key foreign policy themes the president has embraced in the past four years.

Bush's Words to Putin Contradict His Agenda

  • 16 September 04
  • The Washington Post
On Sunday, U.S. President George W. Bush visited the Russian Embassy to pay his respects to the victims of last week's terrorist attack at the Beslan school and to express his admiration of President Vladimir Putin.

CIA Sources on Iraq 'Unreliable'

  • 12 July 04
  • The Washington Post
A few days before Secretary of State Colin Powell gave his 2003 presentation to the UN Security Council on Iraq's purported weapons of mass destruction -- with its startling allegation that four individuals had confirmed that Iraq had mobile biological weapons laboratories -- a government analyst who had read a draft of the speech sent an urgent e-mail to his boss.

Report: Powell and Deputy to Step Down

  • 05 August 03
  • The Washington Post
U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and his deputy Richard Armitage have signaled to the White House that they intend to step down even if U.S. President George W. Bush is re-elected, setting the stage for a substantial reshaping of the administration's national security team.

U.S. Wary as Iraqi Shiites Gain Political Strength

  • 24 April 03
  • The Washington Post
As Iraqi Shiite demands for a dominant role in Iraq's future mount, U.S. officials say they underestimated the Shiites' organizational strength and are unprepared to prevent the rise of an anti-American, Islamic fundamentalist government in the country.

Iran's Progress Toward Nuclear Arms 'Startling'

  • 11 March 03
  • The Washington Post
U.S. officials say that Iran has built a clandestine and highly sophisticated nuclear infrastructure that would allow it to seek uranium-based weapons.

China Trip Raises Doubts About Gore

President Turns Aside Sharp Jabs at Record

Balanced Budget Out in New Offer