Commentary Topics

Jan 23, 2015

Obama tries to out-Putin Putin

by Leonid Bershidsky

In his State of the Union address earlier this week, U.S. President Barack Obama showed that he's either blind to the dangers of the deteriorating relationship between Moscow and the West or is faking pride in a victory that is not even on the ...

Erdogan's reinvention of Turkey isn't funny

Jan 23, 2015

Erdogan's reinvention of Turkey isn't funny

by Marc Champion

As Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan reminds Turkey of its roots through cosplay, the continued purging of judicial institutions as well as the jailing and intimidation of journalists in that country make the debates in France over free speech look quaint by comparison.

Jan 18, 2015

Reshaping India's diplomacy

by Brahma Chellaney

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shaken up the foreign policy establishment with his readiness to break with conventional methods and shibboleths, yet he appears to have no intent of encunciating a Modi doctrine in foreign policy.