Apr 11, 2014

Controlling the mosquito menace

by John J. Cohrssen and Henry I. Miller

Given the degree of suffering caused by mosquito-borne diseases, government leaders must not subject genetic-engineering solutions for controlling them to the same kinds of political and populist headwinds that have impeded the approval of genetically engineered agricultural products.

Apr 10, 2014

Threats to the world order

Russian President Vladimir Putin's threatening behavior along the border with Ukraine should lead to a thorough review not only of European reliance on supplies of Russian gas but also of NATO's readiness to meet Russian threats.

Apr 8, 2014

U.S. empire beyond salvation

by Ramzy Baroud

For 25 years, the U.S. has tried to police the world for its own interests and failed. Now, it can't even cut and run from Iraq and Afghanistan because it is too deeply entrenched in the Middle East.

Apr 8, 2014

Annexation by other means

by Yuliya Tymoshenko

Ukraine's former prime minister, Yuliya Tymoshenko, warns that Russian President Putin seeks to make the West complicit in the dismemberment of Ukraine by negotiating a Kremlin-designed federal constitution that would create a dozen Crimeas that Russia could devour later.

Apr 7, 2014

Recep Erdogan's pyrrhic victory

by Sinan Ülgen

The triumph of Turkey's beleaguered Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party in last week's local elections is unlikely to ameliorate the country's internal conflicts, much less revive its tarnished international standing.