Israel’s new strategic position
Israel's only existential threat is a nuclear Iran -- but Iran's prospects for developing a nuclear weapon are still remote.
Israelis, Saudis and the Iranian Agreement
The US is not abandoning its allies, but it wants them to be more self-reliant in a time of diminishing resources.
The new Asian Tiger can cope
The Philippines is no longer a basket case. It will bounce back after Typhoon Haiyan.
Ideology and necessity
They may detest each other, but Iran and the United States will eventually strike a deal.
US foreign policy from the founders’ perspective
How does Thomas Jefferson's principle of neutrality guide the United States now?
What is a dictator?
Dividing nations into black and white, dictators and democrats, misses the political and moral complexity of real life.
The roots of the American shutdown
The primary system has placed unyielding ideologues at the centre of US politics.
Are America’s interests aligning with Iran’s?
Iran is weak; the US wants to avoid going to war. Is a deal possible?
US and Europe: geopolitical team of rivals
No matter what Americans do, their European friends will sniff that they are cowboys or naifs.
Somalia’s anarchy spreads
The Westgate mall attack threatens the security of the whole world, not just East Africa.
Modern martyrs in the Syrian heartland of early Christianity
History repeats itself as invaders give a choice of conversion or death.
Foreign policy as finger-wagging
The Obama Administration's bumbling over Syria is due to its constant tension between ideology and strategy.
Calling Putin’s bluff in Syria
Despite his tough talking, Vladimir Putin is bluffing: Russia is still not a major world power.
You Fooled Us Once with Iraq…
Can the looming participation of the US in Syria's vicious fighting be regarded as a "just war"?
The reluctant general
The United States -- and the Syrian people -- is paying a big price for lack of strategic clarity.
Calling Obama’s bluff in Syria
The President's "red line" has apparently been crossed. But will intervention do any good?
Egypt’s generals have done what German generals should have done in 1933
The Obama administration is blinkered and naïve about the radical aims of the Muslim Brotherhood.
“I am worried about the future,” says Egyptian analyst
Egypt cannot survive without political reconciliation, but the possibility of this is looking increasingly remote.
Identifying China’s successors
As costs rise in China, businessmen are moving their factories to countries where they can manufacture more cheaply.
The Chinese Miracle draws to a close
Suddenly economists have realized that China's years of phenomenal growth are winding down. What are the implications for the rest of the world?
Egypt on the brink
Has democracy been saved from a democratically-elected government? No one knows, says an Egyptian analyst.
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?
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