Post Archive

December 2007

I’ve been reviewing books in this space for the past year, and instead of telling you about a new one this week, I thought I’d...

Yesterday, Japan’s Yasuo Fukuda returned from his first official visit to China as prime minister. During his four-day “ringing in the spring” trip, he...

Syria's role in the Middle East is far from constructive, to say the least. Jihadis en route to Iraq transit through Damascus international airport; Iranian...

Readers may recall an argument several weeks ago on the blogosphere between Oliver Kamm and Eric "frequent lecturer and contributor to virtually every significant national...

1. Michael Clayton. (90 percent favorable rating on the movie review website Rotten Tomatoes). Billed as a realistic walk through the corridors of power,...

On Thursday, I listed French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s welcoming of Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi in Paris as the fourth best handshake of 2007. Qaddafi’s controversial...

What does a nation's flag really stand for? That's the question posed by researchers at Hebrew University, who studied the effect of flashing subliminal images...

Washington is in disarray after Thursday’s assassination of Benazir Bhutto. The United States did not have a Pakistan policy. We only had a...

Never mind the mystery of who killed Benazir Bhutto and what method was used. There’s an emerging chorus of conflicting opinions about just who the...

In the spirit of the season (top ten lists!), we give you here, in descending order, the top ten most viewed and talked about posts...

I've never quite understood the uproar that Israel's targeted killings of terrorists always causes. These assassinations are surely the most morally pure way to wage...

Today, the Pakistani government identified the killer of Benazir Bhutto, a day after her assassination at a campaign rally in Rawalpindi. The Interior Ministry...