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Well, in case you weren't absolutely certain, it's now official: Israel is the least-liked country in the world. A new BBC poll of the attitudes...

I’ve argued in the past, and still believe, that you can’t blame the news media for the fact that we’re losing the war in Iraq....

One of the discouraging things about the Arab world is the epistemological deficit. I am visiting Saudi Arabia now, on a State Department speaker’s program, giving...

Suddenly, the Bush administration is prepared to sit around a table with Iran and Syria to discuss Iraq. “Better late than never,” crowed Leon Panetta,...

It’s early days in the Battle of Baghdad. Fewer than 3,000 of a promised 18,000 or more reinforcements have arrived. It will take at least...

Last year we had to endure James Baker, one of the chief culprits for the genocide in Bosnia, lecturing the Bush administration about Iraq. Now...

On January 11, China employed a medium-range ballistic missile to destroy a communications satellite 537 miles above the earth. Hans Kristensen, a specialist on space...

I agree with Max Boot that the administration’s deal with North Korea sounds like a sell-out. The giveaway was Condi Rice’s pledge of “tough diplomacy.”...

All at once everyone is talking about Saudi Arabia as the new Israeli-Palestinian peacemaker. What the United States could not do, what Europe could not...

A few weeks ago I was at a dinner with a former Bush administration official who expressed concern that, with only two years left in...

Germans are often said to be obsessed by their Nazi past. This week Germany has been reminded of another nightmare it would prefer to forget:...

Move over, Borat. The hottest new voice in comedy is Vladimir Putin, otherwise known as the man who saved Russia from freedom and democracy. Putin...