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Despite the pretentions of our governing and pundit classes, America has neither the right nor the resources to act as a kind of tutor to burgeoning democracies.

Benjamin Netanyahu

By demonizing the Palestinian leadership, the Israeli prime minister raised expectations for a decisive victory and opened the door for attacks from the right.

Sisi Hazem

Its ‘generosity’ toward Cairo notwithstanding, Washington has been reduced to the role of a helpless bystander.

UKIP

Labour has to lead the case for a modern, multicultural society that needs the skills of migrants to compete in the global economy. 

Marine Le Pen

For the first time in recorded history, the ultra-right-wing National Front came first in a national election.

Crimea protest

Why is the Western press so invested in expounding the highly unconvincing narrative of the official line?

Putin and Jinping

The BRICS countries are creating a new global architecture that challenges the exceptionalist, unipolar world that Washington imagines for our future.

Kerry Fulbright

Long advertised as a flaship program for American cultural diplomacy, the Fulbright Program is now facing devastating budget cuts.

Paul Singer

Paul Singer is one of the Republican Party’s most effective fundraisers—and a leading proponent of using military force against Tehran. 

Putin and Obama

In the name of ‘democracy,’ the West has unrelentingly moved its military, political and economic power ever closer to post-Soviet Russia.

Blogs

NATO leaders—including President Obama—have escalated tensions in Ukraine while dismissing opportunities to bring the conflict to a reasonable conclusion quickly.

September 9, 2014

“We are in the classic fog of war,” says Stephen Cohen.

August 27, 2014

When Chancellor Merkel meets with President Petro Poroshenko, she’s going to want something in return

August 21, 2014

Debates about Israel’s war in Gaza tend to follow a predictable pattern.

August 5, 2014

Billionaires Bernard Marcus, Paul Singer and Sheldon Adelson are making big investments in opposing diplomacy with Iran.

July 18, 2014

Already working alongside Iran in Iraq, the US ought to end its support for Syria’s rebels, freeing Syria’s forces against ISIS.

July 3, 2014

Whatever Russia may have wanted to accomplish in Ukraine since last November, it has accomplished the opposite.

June 26, 2014

The Iraq-Syria civil clearly befuddles Washington—but not Tehran.

June 25, 2014

Eric on this weeks concerts and Reed on Syria's chemical weapons program. 

June 25, 2014

Hint: not by bombing it.

June 17, 2014