Greece, the never-ending crisis

The Greeks have suffered a great deal of hardship already to stay in the euro, and they seem prepared to suffer some more.

The EU and traditions of the sea

Member-state navies rescued more than 4,000 people in two days, but it wasn’t really the plan.

War in the South China Sea?

The long-term cost of a US-Chinese war over the sea could easily be $5 trillion. Are you sure this is a good idea?

Syria: The last chance saloon

At this point Barack Obama has only two options: save the Syrian regime, or let it go under and live with the consequences.

North Korea’s nukes

What does North Korea intend to do with its nuclear weapons? There are no safe assumptions.

Burundi and term limits

The time to put pressure on Nkurunziza to back off and obey the law is now.

Another Bush damaged by Iraq

Jeb Bush’s clumsy answer to a reporter prompts questions about his advisers.

The anti-terror law's real winners

Full credit to Canadians for getting past the knee-jerk phase of their response to terrorism. Nevertheless, their Parliament is still poised to pass the bill.

China's quarter-century

Most East Asian economies have followed the same pattern: a lengthy burst of speedy growth, followed by a fall to the developed-state norm.

Democracy stalls in Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi warned “too many of our Western friends are too optimistic about the democratization process.” She's got that right.

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