Yemen desperately needed a way out of this conflict, which is brutalizing its people. Now, that hope has dissipated and the country is worse off than ever.
Both President Trump and Chinese President Xi strive to make their own country great again. The world is wondering: who will get most of what he wants and who will cave?
The weekend purge in Saudi Arabia was a move by the new crown prince to consolidate power, push back against the clerics, and keep a young populace happy.
Countries that experience trauma of this magnitude typically struggle to develop prosperous economies and stable politics. Rwanda is an exception, but not out of the woods yet.
Throughout its tortured history, UNESCO has been a political tool used by authoritarian regimes and left-leaning organizations to advance their political agendas.
After signing the independence declaration, Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont announced he is suspending it for several weeks in order to leave room for re-negotiating with Madrid.
Just two days after the Marseille knife attack, the French parliament assembled to vote on a new and controversial counter-terrorism bill proposed by French President Emmanuel Macron.
President Trump can agree with the intelligence folks on technical compliance with the Iran deal, but note major violations of a U.N. resolution and state he cannot certify because of that.
Although the order is more carefully crafted following months of review, Trump’s opponents will still fight it. But that doesn’t mean it will work.
What really irked the international community was that Trump called into question the fantasy of the internationalist order.
An economy cannot thrive if employers aren’t permitted to fire their employees and if businesses aren’t free to solve problems internally.
Media outlets weep that this is a crime against humanity, denouncing a Muslim ‘massacre’ going on in Myanmar, almost completely ignoring that this is a vicious, both-sided conflict.
The European Union’s high court decided, not surprisingly, that all EU countries must accept their assigned number of migrants, by force if necessary.
Ultimately, it is in Washington’s interest to have Ankara on its side if a major crisis ever breaks out in Europe or the Middle East. That’s why the U.S. media needs to quit fearmongering.
Lamentations over the Reformation tend to focus on, not theology, but what are viewed as its inevitable and detrimental social and political consequences.
At precisely that moment when his country’s economic prospects are tanking, Vladimir Putin is hobbled with a spy service that’s more like Inspector Clouseau than the KGB.
The Asian version of the conflict between House Lannister and House Stark is playing out over a patch of remote land high in the Himalayas, bordered by China, India, and Bhutan.
The stern response today is a consequence of Qatar not only breaking its 2013 commitments but of stepping well beyond them.
It is a good thing for rational dialogue and eventual progress for leaders like Emmanuel Macron to accidentally tell the truth publicly, even if his unforced truth-telling was incomplete.
Since Chinese authorities won’t let Liu Xiaobo leave China for medical help, he probably will die soon. But his efforts to speak the truth will endure.
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