The American public’s indifference to foreign affairs
| 20 February 2014 | FEATURES |
The world must get used to a USA which will not pay any price and bear any burden to support the cause of liberty.
Germany flexes its muscles
Why is Angela Merkel's government annoying Russia by supporting the protest movement in the Ukraine?
Letter from the tormented land of the Kurds
| 11 December 2013 | FEATURES |
With help from Turkey, the fractious Kurds are asserting their independence.
Israelis, Saudis and the Iranian Agreement
| 27 November 2013 | FEATURES |
The US is not abandoning its allies, but it wants them to be more self-reliant in a time of diminishing resources.
Ideology and necessity
| 13 November 2013 | FEATURES |
They may detest each other, but Iran and the United States will eventually strike a deal.
What is a dictator?
| 18 October 2013 | FEATURES |
Dividing nations into black and white, dictators and democrats, misses the political and moral complexity of real life.
Are America’s interests aligning with Iran’s?
| 04 October 2013 | FEATURES |
Iran is weak; the US wants to avoid going to war. Is a deal possible?
US and Europe: geopolitical team of rivals
| 25 September 2013 | FEATURES |
No matter what Americans do, their European friends will sniff that they are cowboys or naifs.
Foreign policy as finger-wagging
| 18 September 2013 | FEATURES |
The Obama Administration's bumbling over Syria is due to its constant tension between ideology and strategy.
Calling Obama’s bluff in Syria
| 03 September 2013 | FEATURES |
The President's "red line" has apparently been crossed. But will intervention do any good?
Azerbaijan: the eye of the storm
Why doesn't the United States take more interest in this critical country sandwiched between Turkey, Iran and Russia?
Redlines and the problems of intervention in Syria
The US and its European allies do not have the force needed to end Syria's appalling bloodshed.
Iraq, a war foretold
| 27 March 2013 | FEATURES |
Even as the ground war in Iraq opened on 20 March 2003, there were clear indications of the carnage to come.
A new reality in relations between US and Israel
It's like a marriage that continues out of habit but whose foundation has withered. Can Obama's visit repair it?
Morsi tips the strategic balance in the Middle East
| 05 December 2012 | FEATURES |
The new Egyptian president has moved to consolidate the power of the Muslim Brotherhood, with unpredictable consequences.
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