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.

Nigeria: an election under fire

Feb 6, 2015

Nigeria: an election under fire

Nigeria's president, Goodluck Jonathan, and his rival, Muhammadu Buhari, in the Feb. 14 presidential election have had good luck in cheating death in assassination attempts. But the combined effects of the presidencies of both over the past three decades have not been so lucky ...

With allies like these, who needs a caliphate?

Jan 29, 2015

With allies like these, who needs a caliphate?

Given the lack of commitment to the total destruction of Islamic State on the part of Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Iran, expect the terrorist group to survive for some years, despite the horrors it inflicts on the innocent people under its control.