- CommentaryNov 24, 2015
Washington abruptly awoke to the news this morning that its NATO ally, Turkey, had shot down a Russian military jet which, according to Ankara, had crossed into Turkish airspace after being warned repeatedly. This may be the fir
- CommentaryNov 24, 2015
You do not defeat an enemy by becoming it. You do not defend freedom by reducing it. And, you do not create shared values through intolerance and fear.
- CommentaryNov 20, 2015
Despite the increasingly cold weather, tens of thousands refugees and migrants continue to make their way to Europe. According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the number of people entering to seek asylum in the month of October alone was 218,000, a figure that surpassed the entire number of arrivals in 2014 (216,054).
- CommentaryNov 19, 2015
2015 seems to be the year of never-ending crisis for the European Union: Greece nearly left the eurozone in July, hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants have and continue to arrive in Europe, Russian forces remain in eastern Ukraine, and Crimea remains annexed.
- CommentaryNov 15, 2015
It is all too easy to call for dramatic new military action, and draconian new security measures, as part of a natural human reaction to the horrifying events in Paris. It is equally inevitable that such calls have already come in the form of political opportunism and as part of a search for status and media visibility.
- CommentaryNov 14, 2015
It is one of the grim ironies of the terrorist attacks in Paris that only a few hours earlier, the media had been calling to ask if the reported killing of “Jihadi John” had somehow marked a “turning point” in the war against terrorism.
- CommentaryNov 13, 2015
On November 15–16, Turkey will be hosting leaders from around the globe for the G20 Summit at Antalya in the culmination of its G20 presidency, which it took over from Australia on December 1, 2014.
- CommentaryBy Jane Nakano, Michelle MeltonNov 13, 2015
These days, prognostications about the future of coal abound—ranging widely on the spectrum from optimistic to bleak. The diversity of opinions stem in part from the evidence, which supports predictions at both ends of the spectrum and a host of views in between.
- CommentaryBy Murray Hiebert, Hunter MarstonNov 12, 2015
In the midst of dramatic elections in Myanmar and ongoing tensions in the South China Sea, it is easy for the United States to take for granted one of its most reliable partners in Southeast Asia: Singapore.
- CommentaryNov 10, 2015
There is no better way to pick a fight in Washington than to address the most sensitive issues affecting Israeli and Arab relations. Few other subjects begin to be as polarizing, or lead to the same degree of almost instant misinterpretation.