Post Archive

August 8, 2014

Amid all the metrics commentators propose to determine “who won” Operation Protective Edge, one is staring everyone in the face: the international community’s attitude toward...

Azerbaijan is a key American ally. The only country to border both Iran and Russia, it has angered both with its consistent efforts to orient...

In a case that has roiled the academic community, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has rescinded an offer to Stephen Salaita, who had, for...

The evaporation of the Iraqi army in Mosul earlier this summer, followed more recently by the failure of the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s peshmerga in northern...

The fog of war often means the first draft of history makes the greatest impact but needs to be corrected by later drafts. After the...

The hardest thing for anyone to do--including a president of the United States--is to admit that he was wrong. Yet that is just what President...

Saturday will mark the 40th anniversary of the only presidential resignation in American history, at the end of the country’s greatest scandal. Indeed, Watergate became the...

Okay, it’s official: Even the BBC now admits the UN has been essentially collaborating with a terrorist organization to libel Israel. Of course, the venerable...

With the recent victories of the Islamic State in Sinjar and other northern Iraqi towns, and the Islamist radicals' efforts to cleanse their region of...

Last month, in the wake of the Sunni uprising in Iraq, I had the opportunity to meet with tribal representatives and former senior members of...