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...

08/13/2015 - 3:11pm

    Europe is caught between those who want to get in, those who want to get out and those who want to destroy it. The incomers are desperate, the outbound are angry, and the destroyers are brandishing flags.

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07/31/2015 - 8:24pm

    At the core of any conflict lies invisibility. The enemy cannot be seen, at least not if seeing betokens the start of understanding. The other is there, a menacing and ineffaceable presence, but is invisible in his or her human dimensions.

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07/23/2015 - 9:45pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel calls it a “historic mistake” that permits Iran “a sure path to nuclear weapons.” A minister in his government, unable to resist outrageous hyperbole, calls it “one of the darkest...

03/26/2015 - 8:02pm

    If the Israeli election was above all a referendum on the leadership of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he prevailed. After accumulating nine years in office over three terms, that is a measure of his political guts, however limited his political...

03/12/2015 - 8:05pm

    Let's begin with Benjamin Netanyahu's Iran logic. He portrays a rampaging Islamic Republic that "now dominates four Arab capitals, Baghdad, Damascus, Beirut and Sanaa," a nation "gobbling" other countries on a "march of...

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