Roger Cohen

08/18/2016 - 8:00am

    Ever since I saw a photograph of an Egyptian and a German beach volleyball player confronting each other at the net in Rio, I have been unable to get the image out of my head. Doaa Elghobashy, 19, wears a hijab, long sleeves and black leggings to her ankles. Kira Walkenhorst, 25, is in a dark blue bikini. The...

06/29/2016 - 9:00am

    The British have given the world’s political, financial and business establishment a massive kick in the teeth by voting to leave the European Union, a historic decision that will plunge Britain into uncertainty for years to come and reverses the integration on...

09/17/2015 - 11:19am

    Oh, Europe, the Mediterranean, cradle of civilization, is a watery grave. At the side of an Austrian highway, 71 nameless refugees perish, asphyxiated in a modern-day boxcar. Czech authorities, armed with indelible markers but bereft of a sense of history, inscribe...

09/17/2015 - 10:59am

    Syria will be the biggest blot on the Obama presidency, a debacle of staggering proportions. For more than four years now, the war has festered. A country has been destroyed, 4 million Syrians are refugees, Islamic State has moved into the vacuum and President Bashar...

08/20/2015 - 7:18pm

    From time to time I am reminded of all that Europe lost. It can happen in the most unlikely places, like in San Diego for example.

    I was sitting the other day with a friend named Bonnie Richins....

08/13/2015 - 3:34pm

    A few years ago, Americans and Europeans were asked in a Pew Global Attitudes survey what was more important: “freedom to pursue life’s goals without state interference” or “state guarantees that nobody is in need.” In the...

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