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Given the number of prematurely world-weary young men and women who
followed the lure of easy money, cheap alcohol and even cheaper sex to
the geopolitical discount bins of the former Soviet Un

In the new film version of The Quiet American, a photographer
races into a plaza in downtown Saigon, rather puzzling jaded British
reporter Thomas Fowler (Michael Caine).

Headlines tell us that United Nations arms inspectors have failed to find a "smoking gun" in their ongoing, unimpeded search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

Axis of Incoherence

The burgeoning Far East crisis has exposed the bankruptcy of US Korea
policy.

During the 2000 campaign, candidate George W. Bush proclaimed that
America must be "humble in how we treat nations that are figuring out
how to chart their own course." But that was then.

It's time to come up with a new notion of civil rights and peaceful
negotiation.

US policies are fanning anti-Americanism in both the South and the
North.

Korea has the bomb, but not to worry.
It's not a crisis. No, we needn't hurry
To get inspections back. Why try to spot
The weapons they already say they've got?

Darn, but those weapons of mass destruction keep turning up in the wrong places.

They say history repeats itself. But usually not quite so quickly.

Blogs

Obstacles to détente in the Ukraine crisis and predictions for the country's uncertain economic future.

May 28, 2015

The idea that further Western imperialism could now bring order to the Middle East is the ultimate anachronism.

May 26, 2015

The fatal fire at a Philippines shoe factory exposes the ills of global free trade.

May 26, 2015

John Kerry’s Sochi visit was a turning point in the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

May 22, 2015

The refugees are fleeing abduction, torture, and assault—that’s why they’ll continue trying to reach Europe any way they can. 

May 20, 2015

There’s still time for President Obama to order the Justice Department to prosecute the perpetrators.

May 20, 2015

The veteran journalist tracked down the one man who could link the Nixon White House to the illegal bombing of Cambodia. 

May 20, 2015

The fear-mongering senator from South Carolina is expected to announce his bid for the GOP nomination in June. 

May 19, 2015

For many 2016 GOP hopefuls, when it comes to Iraq, time does not equal wisdom. 

May 19, 2015