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The bloody end to the hostage crisis in Beslan resulted in unfathomable human suffering.

Foreign policy is that rare field in which essay-writing matters.

Perhaps the most important question--for present policy-makers as well as historians--posed by the presidency of Ronald Reagan is what role he played in ending the cold war.

The former dictator is back where he belongs.

Three decades ago Winston Churchill's grandson asked Ariel Sharon how
Israel should deal with the Palestinians. "We'll make a pastrami
sandwich out of them," he replied.

For a man who destroyed his country and wrecked or stole hundreds of thousands of lives, Slobodan Milosevic is an oddly colorless villain.

The capture of Saddam Hussein has raised the question of how best to hold him accountable for the horrendous human rights violations committed by his regime.

A confession is, by definition, a declaration of guilt.

Blogs

The unneeded crisis that almost derailed US-China relations.

May 9, 2012

What does the Chen Guangcheng story say about the United States?

May 7, 2012

Almost all the candidates in the Greek election—on the same day as the French—see support for austerity as political suicide.

May 4, 2012

Jeff Sachs, who promises he’d lead the World Bank to a new era, proposes more of the same—plus population control. That’s taking us to a new era of Malthus.

March 16, 2012

Have US counterterrorism operations in Yemen actually strengthened the threats they were designed to eliminate?

February 16, 2012

Hopefully, talks in Saudi Arabia and Qatar will converge, soon.

January 31, 2012

In the new bio-pic, Margaret Thatcher's iron isn’t just rusty, it’s melted down into something soft and personal. The Iron Lady gives us Thatcher, the ABBA Version. It’s the last thing we need. 

January 4, 2012

On Afghanistan withdrawal, Congress may be catching up with the American people—though not fast enough.

December 5, 2011

Twenty years after the end of the Soviet Union, reflections on glasnost's fate.

November 14, 2011

Why does the mainstream media assume that a Putin presidency would have a detrimental effect on both the Russian people and American diplomacy?

October 18, 2011