Tuesday, July 12, 2016 – 06:30
The NATO summit held in Warsaw July 8-9 was marked by high-level meetings and solemn declarations, sprinkled with a dose of pomp and circumstance. There was substance, too: NATO leaders took important, albeit small, steps to send a message to Vladimir Putin that the alliance is united in its determination to defend all of its members should he ever decide to cross the line.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 – 09:24
Revisionist powers are on the move. From eastern Ukraine and the Persian Gulf to the South China Sea, large rivals of the United States are modernizing their military forces, grabbing strategic real estate, and threatening vulnerable U.S. allies. Their goal is not just to assert hegemony over their neighborhoods but to rearrange the global security order as we have known it since the end of the Second World War.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 – 06:56
This year is shaping up to be a pivotal one for democracy in Africa, potentially setting the course of the continent’s political and economic development for years to come, and at a historic moment when its long-awaited economic takeoff finally seems to be getting underway.
Monday, December 7, 2015 – 06:54
America’s paltry military aid to Kyiv is sending the wrong message to Ukraine—and to Putin.
Monday, December 1, 2014 – 06:37
The recent dismissal and ensuing resignations of many prominent Georgian pro-Western ministers and deputies should not be read as any sort of slippage in Georgia’s deeply-ingrained West-facing stance.
Friday, October 3, 2014 – 06:23
As the West has turned its attention to the Islamic State and the Ukraine crisis, the government of President Ilham Aliyev has expanded its crackdown on dissenting voices in Azerbaijan with harassment, threats, beatings, and arrests. Even American citizens and international NGOs have bet caught up in the widening net of repression. These actions demand a response.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 – 06:48
The extent of Salafi jihadi inroads in the kingdom will likely remain unknown until the war in Syria ends and these battle-hardened foreign fighters return home. If the problem turns out to be as pervasive as it now seems to be, the first sign may be an uptick in terrorism in Jordan.
Friday, April 11, 2014 – 00:00
Brazil’s main problem, Mandlebaum writes, is populist politics.