Many lessons should be drawn from the U.S. experience in Iraq. Unfortunately, we’re not learning what we should.
An independent Kurdistan is now more feasible than ever. The United States should seize this historic opportunity to support a strong ally in the Middle East – and one of the world’s most prominent stateless peoples.
It seems doubtful that Pentagon planners truly believe that Syria’s air defenses are a significant hurdle to intervening in that country’s civil war.
A majority of Venezuelans voted for change and now has no choice but to resist a regime that can hold on to power only with violence.
Here are the likely lessons future historians will draw from Cyprus’s sorry experience in the euro.
The Asia-Pacific’s most dangerous crisis may be going overlooked due to North Korean threats. Despite the Obama administration’s ‘pivot’ to the region, Asian allies worry that the United States will not continue to be a steadfast partner.
A vast array of blatherings have accumulated over the years, warning the end is nigh.
The search for increased profitability has long delivered both economic and environmental improvements by promoting the evermore efficient use of material resources.
Even after her death, critics revile Britain’s brilliant, trail-blazing leader and liberator as ‘unfeminine.’ Yet she reveled in her femininity throughout her career, charming men and women alike.
Should we still be worried even if North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is only bluffing? The best policy may be to humor him.
The State Department is reportedly considering dropping Cuba’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism. Doing so would hand Havana a major – and unmerited – diplomatic victory.
Latin American countries have finally rallied and rejected a bid by leftist regimes to silence the region’s human rights watchdog. Now regional democracies must restore the organization’s credibility after years of yielding to Chavistas.
Any calm bought by the IMF-EU bailout package for Cyprus will be short-lived. Cyprus is all but certain to experience an economic collapse over the next two years, and the country will again question whether it should remain in the euro.
The new Human Freedom Index reminds us there is much work to do to restrain the leviathan and expand liberty in the twenty-first century — at home and abroad.
With more audacious leadership among Venezuela’s democrats and intelligent solidarity from abroad, an anti-U.S. narcostate could be replaced with a friendly, democratic, and prosperous ally.
It’s easy to think that the grass is greener abroad, but when it comes to broadband being delivered efficiently, there’s no place like home.
Is it too much to hope that even some catastrophists and peak-oil cultists will find it impossible to ignore the latest numbers?
Time for meaningful non-military pressure against Iran is quickly running out. U.S. policy needs to inflict more economic pain now.
Decades ago, I wrote the first comprehensive books on China’s energy and environment. I have not been surprised by the country’s continuing environmental degradation; even so, I could not have predicted such a deterioration of air quality.
China’s water pollution is even worse than its better-known air pollution. As long as the Chinese people have few private rights, government-backed pollution will continue.