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"This trial," said the plaintiff, David Irving, "is not really about what happened in the Holocaust." Opposing counsel agreed: "The essence of the case is Mr.

Yes, any Cuban kid would thrive right here.
At Disney World he'd surely have a ball.
And over there he lacks what we revere.
So maybe we should simply snatch them all.

The financial crisis that collapsed Asian economies in mid-1997 and then bounced around the world was a distant sideshow to most Americans until it reached Wall Street.

Pakistan today is a complete mess, a sad example of what can happen when a once-favored "frontline state" is reduced to the status of a cold war orphan.

Russia's third presidential election, on March 26, should have been historic--the first democratic transfer of Kremlin power via the ballot box.

Clouds of blackbirds still do go wheeling and shrieking above Kosovo Polje, the bleak and windy site of the great Turkish victory over Serbia (and Albania) in 1389.

During my recent visit to Kosovo two strong impressions emerged. The first is that the curse of Serbian oppression has been definitively lifted from the majority-Albanian population.

Leon Aron, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, has over the past few years become known as an authority on Boris Yeltsin, a man he patently likes and has vigorously defended

The headline in the Sunday Times of London was spectacular: Lennon Funded Terrorists and Trotskyists. It was also erroneous.

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In an address closed to the press and not even on his official schedule, the mayor said defending Israel is part of his job.

January 24, 2014

Peace talks are underway, but the Post apparently believes that war threats are a better option.

January 24, 2014

Many participants say they peddle militaristic values and obedience to the state.

January 24, 2014

Stephen Cohen appears on the John Batchelor Show and KPFA 94.1’s Letters and Politics to discuss the escalating violence in Kiev. 

January 23, 2014

The Syria peace conference is a good start, but there’s a long, long way to go.

January 22, 2014

But excluding Tehran will only make the peace conference that much harder.

January 20, 2014

We’ve supported boycotts before, but this time engagement is the way to go.

January 18, 2014

The Obama administration is in the midst of negotiating a peaceful solution to Iran's nuclear program but a bill introduced by Senator Robert Menendez could destroy this historic opportunity.

January 17, 2014

The United States and Russia are working on the Geneva peace conference, but it’s a long shot. Best hope: local ceasefires.

January 17, 2014

The new (surprise) hit movie Lone Survivor has sparked an important conversation. 

January 16, 2014