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refugee camps

One the most remarkable news items I’ve read lately is Haaretz’s report on a conversation between an Israeli and “a well-known Egyptian statesman…who held top...
human rights

Israel and its supporters have argued for years that many “human rights” organizations are far less concerned with human rights than with pushing a political...
Russia

Since the end of the Cold War, the West has implicitly acted as though Russia was, for the most part, a European power no longer....
United Nations

For all the billions of dollars in donations it receives and for all its glossy brochures and self-congratulatory speeches its officials deliver, the United Nations...
Turkey

A terrorist killed at least ten and wounded a dozen more in the historic center of Istanbul this morning. It’s a tragedy. There is no...
Narratives

Everything was going as planned at President Barack Obama’s Thursday evening town hall on gun control when the unexpected occurred. A woman, a mother, a...
Europe

In the United States, nearly eight years of stagnation, hardship, a pervasive sense of decline, and seemingly insurmountable challenges abroad have taken their toll. Add...
refugees

What are we to make of the reaction to the horrifying mass attack on women by several hundred men described as being “North African or...
immigration

Yesterday, German authorities came clean about a horrifying event that took place three days earlier. A New Year’s Day event at a square in front...
Iran

The State Department is pushing back on any implementation of the “Visa Waiver Program Improvement Act of 2015,” which revokes automatic visa waivers for nationals...
Barack Obama

It has now been over a year since, in the wake of a series of horrific beheadings of U.S. journalists and aid workers, Presi­dent Barack...
Refugee crisis

To listen to the debate in the United States following the massacre of civilians in Paris in a coordinated, multi-pronged terrorist assault is to be...