The United States originally planned for the democratization of the Islamic East. Considering the recent terror attacks in Baghdad, Kabul and Peshawar, does anything remain of that plan?
The U.S. offers Georgia an “Immediate Response” when Tbilisi decided to announce its "joint military exercise" with America.
<b>The attacks in Baghdad show that the Iraqi government has no control over the nation. The United States may be forced to delay its military withdrawal.</b>
The earth shook in Baghdad. The foreign office, destroyed in August, has still not been completely repaired; the ministry of economics is only partly [Read more]
This weekend I got back from Los Angeles, where I had been following the Californian leg of Polanski’s extradition case. Polanski will not appear before the Santa Monica Superior Court, as he did in 1977 and 1978. That court no longer deals with criminal cases; these days it has the air of a sleepy and forsaken [Read more]
Whoever wants to lead the world has to show up.
<b>The devastating terrorist attack in Iraq shows that Prime Minister Maliki’s police force and army are not doing their duty. But President Obama is also putting Iraq’s security on the line.</b>
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki knows a thing or two about meaningless melodrama: “Blood stained, dirty [Read more]
The U.S. must avoid scheduling the transfer of wartime operational control at the same time as troop redeployments to the Middle East.