Post Archive

July 2007

Critics of the troop surge have been arguing that it isn’t making any difference on the ground—the only thing it’s doing, they claim, is driving...

“Did George Kennan know the best way to fight terror?” is the question asked by a New York Times op-ed today. My question in return...

Say what you will about reporters in general or the New York Times in particular: John Burns breaks all the stereotypes. As the Times’ longtime...

For the past three months, a Palestinian refugee camp in the Middle East has been under attack, resulting in the death of hundreds of people...

According to the Sudanese defense minister, 24 Jewish organizations are behind the Darfur conflict. We may be wrong, but the honorable minister might have taken this...

• What did Leonard Bernstein, Victor Borge, Dave Brubeck, the Budapest String Quartet, Johnny Cash, Noël Coward, Miles Davis, Doris Day, Bob Dylan, Vladimir Horowitz,...

The European Union has guidelines on ensuring protection for human rights defenders, whom it defines as people “combating cultures of impunity which serve to cloak...

An interesting article appeared in the Sunday New York Times updating developments in Basra. Things are not going so well in this large city in...

As always in the realm of national security, we do not know what we do not know. But one thing we do know–perhaps not to...

Yesterday, the coalition led by the Liberal Democratic Party of Prime Minster Shinzo Abe lost its majority in the Upper House of the Diet, the...

It’s been a swift fall from grace for New York’s new governor, Eliot Spitzer, who took office in January with 69 percent of...

Earlier this month, the International Olympic Committee awarded the 2014 Winter Games to Sochi, a Russian resort near the Black Sea. “It was a...