Behind the scenes, it is Russia that has played the most important role in calming the waters of recent conflicts in the Middle East. Can it play the same role between Iran and the US
Tragically, the arrival of Trump and his egocentric delirium serves as a catalyst for an important part of the U.S. political class to revel in the madness of a Cold War that never seems to end.
[T]he meeting with Kim served as redemption, even vindication, for Trump.
The impudence with which the Americans operate, and ... the disregard they demonstrate for both international law and their own law, truly boggle the mind.
The world is returning to its original shape.
When Donald Trump meets Vladimir Putin ... the two most powerful men in the world will have an agenda of war and peace to discuss, and the world will hold its breath.
A couple of weeks ago, I received a surprisingly long email from American linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky, one of whose statements on dissidents two years ago stirred up a fuss. He was reacting by email to my request for an interview on Václav Havel, and East European dissent in the late socialist period [Read more]
The more American tanks there are peacefully rolling by in the Czech Republic, the lower the likelihood that Russian tanks will rumble around shooting at us.
Many scholars of history agree that empires resemble human life: They develop, and then enter adolescence and their prime, bringing together elements of their power. Finally, they begin to recede until reaching old age and end up dying, or at best shriveling away.
Intellectuals said this in the time of Plato and [Read more]