Nov 17, 2014
I offer a summary and paraphrase of my discussion held with two senior members of the permanent bureaucracy in the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) during a recent visit to Stockholm.
Oct 27, 2014
Defining terrorism has practical implications because formally certifying an act of violence as terrorist has important consequences in U.S. law.
Oct 8, 2014
Egypt, famed for millennia as the "breadbasket of the Mediterranean," now faces alarming food shortages.
Sep 11, 2014
Given Iraq's wretched domestic and foreign track record, the end of a unified Iraq promises relief, as do Kurdish stirrings in the neighboring countries.
Sep 2, 2014
Recep Tayyip Erdogan just ascended to the presidency of Turkey and, his hand-picked successor, Ahmet Davutoglu, simultaneously assumes his old job of prime minister. What do these changes portend for Turkey and its foreign policy? In two words: nothing good.
Aug 25, 2014
CAIR must not be validated by invitations and appearances. It should be treated as a marginal and despised group
Aug 8, 2014
I predict that the Islamic State, confronted with hostility both from neighbors and its subject population, will not last long.
Jul 11, 2014
Politicians start wars optimistic about their prospects of gaining from combat, Geoffrey Blainey notes in his masterly study, titled The Causes of War; otherwise, they would avoid fighting.