February 2010

When a Summit's Not a Summit

Posted: Fri, 02/26/2010 - 1:34pm

This wasn’t exactly Reykjavik.

You have to go back to 1986 to recall that summit, which brought together Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. Now there was a summit. First of all, there were two truly powerful old Cold Warriors, traveling thousands of miles to meet face to face. Then there was the element of surprise. Gorbachev startled the world by proposing the elimination of all intercontinental ballistic missiles, going against type and astonishing NATO at the same time.

Welcome to the new Washington Week Online

Posted: Wed, 02/17/2010 - 10:39am

Welcome to the new Washington Week website, and to a new blog, which will allow me to stay in better touch with the smartest viewers of public affairs television.

I’ve met many of you as I’ve traveled the country and the world. Your observations are always smart, and your questions are always sharp. So as I begin chatting with you online, I will be incorporating some of your thoughts and observations into my own.