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Middle East Peace

President Donald Trump’s address to the UN last week received considerable attention for what he actually said. No less interesting, however, is what he didn’t...
Kurdistan

The Kurds have been a people without a state for centuries. Monday’s independence referendum in northern Iraq’s Kurdish zone is an important step toward rectifying...
aung san suu kyi

When Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, took to the lectern on Tuesday, she was speaking to us. Suu Kyi’s silence as hundreds...
donald trump

President Trump delivered his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, and it was a triumph. The speech offered the clearest sign yet...
Hamas

When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, he’ll undoubtedly devote part of his speech to the need to fight terrorist...
Neo-liberalism

The United Nations thinks the rest of the world needs a “21st Century makeover.” To accomplish that, the international body is turning toward some of...
Russia

It should be a familiar routine by now: Vladimir Putin offers an apparent diplomatic breakthrough in eastern Ukraine. Western negotiators get overexcited; the peace-shuttling commences; an...
Japan

Iranian sleeper cells are nothing new. In 1992, as German Foreign Minister Klaus Kinkel relaxed German sanctions on Iran, the Iranian leadership activated a Berlin-based cell...
north korea

“The U.S. has been talking to North Korea, and paying them extortion money, for 25 years,” President Donald Trump averred on Wednesday. “Talking is not...
Iran nuclear deal

What’s more important to European leaders and American proponents of the Iran deal? Preserving the accord or preventing an Iranian nuclear fait accompli? As recertification looms...
hate speech

Censors are always looking for fresh opportunities to censor. So they relish moments of ideological ferment, antagonism, and intemperateness. At such times, people are more...
Terrorism

The last three consecutive American presidents all campaigned on promises of humility in the pursuit of American national interests, retrenchment from sprawling U.S. commitments abroad,...