After the Iran nuclear deal

If you don’t like it, and you really believe that Iran is hell-bent on getting nuclear weapons, then your only remaining option is massive air strikes on Iran. Not even the Republican Party stalwarts are up for that, and Israel without American support simply couldn’t do it on its own. What’s left? Nothing but the deal.

The generals win again

Aung San Suu Kyi used to be a symbolic leader; now she has to get her hands dirty.

Greece and the Euro: What now?

Why didn’t the IMF blow the whistle on this long ago?

‘Existential threat’? Not so much

More Islamic State massacres are awful, but don't threaten the West's existence.

Geert Wilders is at it again

Dutch politician airs Muhammad cartoons.

Omar al-Bashir and international law

Even if it fails much of the time, the ICC is a worthwhile enterprise.

The walking dead

The fifth and most recent mass extinction was caused by a giant asteroid. The cause of the sixth extinction is a single species: us.

Waterloo: the fall of a superpower

Military power doesn’t deliver the goods any more. This is not necessarily a bad thing.

Sultan's setback

It is unlikely that Erdogan's AK Party can improve its position. Once the illusion of invincibility has been shattered, it is very hard to rebuild.

Standing up to Russian aggression

What ‘aggression’? Putin is not setting out down the path of world conquest. He is not even planning to take over Ukraine.

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