Nigeria's rocky road forward

Apr 5, 2015

Nigeria's rocky road forward

Even if President-elect Muhammadu Buhari cracks down on Nigeria's endemic corruption, the country's stability and prosperity will continue to be threatened by overpopulation, sectarian violence and falling oil prices.

Another civil war in Yemen

Mar 27, 2015

Another civil war in Yemen

There has not been a 25-year period since the seventh century when there was not a civil war of one sort or another in Yemen. But the one this time is frightening the neighbors.

Netanyahu plays the security card

Mar 6, 2015

Netanyahu plays the security card

Israelis really don't need proof that the Iranians are actually working on nuclear weapons. Their anxiety on the issue is so deeply rooted that it resists all the reassurances by Israel's own military and intelligence communities that Iran is not working on such weapons.

Feb 27, 2015

Greece loses, European Union wins

In the first round of the battle for the euro, everybody technically just kicked the can down the road four months by extending the existing bailout arrangements for Greece. But Greece can't win.