Eroding language of austerity

Commentary / World Jan 30, 2015

Eroding language of austerity

After years of trudging through an economic slough of austerity, guarded by German warders, that left southern European states near to despair, the EU can see a ribbon of the light of dawn upon the horizon.

France defies the jihadists

Commentary / World Jan 16, 2015

France defies the jihadists

To one who witnessed the transformation fear exacted from America's governing elite by the 9/11 attacks in 2001, the jihad killings last week in France seemed to produce a colossal reaction that was not one of fear at all.

Commentary / World Jan 9, 2015

Br'er Rabbit and Br'er Fox

Today's crisis in Islamic society dates from its loss of unity in the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in World War I. Foreigners will never achieve peace and unity for them.

Is Israel headed for 'an abyss'?

Commentary / World Dec 26, 2014

Is Israel headed for 'an abyss'?

Settlement policies, military actions and now the Israeli national election in March and the U.S. elections in 2016 threaten to isolate Israel totally from the world of democracies.

Broken U.S. moral compass

Commentary / World Dec 19, 2014

Broken U.S. moral compass

The most disturbing and basic question with regard to the maintenance of Guantanamo and any one of the so-called Black Sites in recent years is why American officials seemed to want so badly to torture when to do so was known — even to ...

Commentary / World Dec 12, 2014

A rude awakening for America

The American pivot to Asia was the product of people in Washington who only think in terms of military power — as in trying to annex Ukraine and Georgia to NATO and the EU. There are new ways of thinking in China and even ...

Commentary / World Nov 21, 2014

Obama is wrong on Ukraine

U.S. President Barack Obama needs to recognize that the crisis in Ukraine must be resolved in a manner that respects the dignity, and national concerns and interests of both sides.