Commentary Topics

Jun 13, 2014

Gadhafi casts a long shadow

by Barak Barfi

Libya's leaders — and their Western benefactors — must realize that only modernization of Libya's state and society — the agenda that Moammar Gadhafi pursued, albeit in a perverted form — will ensure the country's survival.

Jun 13, 2014

Kagan and the ruin of ideas

by William Pfaff

Neocon commentator Robert Kagan's belief — detailed in his new book "The World America Made" — that the world will benefit from a benevolent American suzerainty, despite the side effects of the Persian Gulf, Iraq and Afghan wars, beggars the imagination.

Jun 13, 2014

Hillary Clinton breathes, we hold our breath

by Margaret Carlson

Hillary Clinton's book, "Hard Choices," is another tease in the dance of the seven veils. Her book is neither fish nor fowl, neither an autobiography like Barack Obama's "Audacity of Hope" nor a thrown-together candidate presentation like Mitt Romney's "No Apology: The Case for ...

Jun 12, 2014

Challenges of 1944 remain

by Hugh Cortazzi

Many of the challenges facing the world in June 1944 have still to be fully met. Occasions such as the recent memorial ceremonies at Normandy evoke sad memories as well as valuable self-reflection.