International

01/12/2017 - 2:00pm

    In 1994, when I was secretary of defense, we came perilously close to a second Korean War because of North Korea's nuclear program. Today we are again approaching a crisis with North Korea, and again the cause is its nuclear program. A war in 1994 would have been terrible, but we were able to avoid it with diplomacy (the Agreed Framework, from...

01/01/2017 - 8:00pm

    Let us imagine a world where "leave means leave," and "Brexit means Brexit." The United Kingdom would promptly trigger Article 50, close its borders, and say cheerio to its special single-market EU privileges. In doing so, Britain might slowly fade into irrelevance as banks, business...

01/01/2017 - 3:00pm

    "After January 20th things will be different at the UN," President-elect Donald Trump tweeted ominously after a historic Security Council vote to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank passed over a U.S. abstention last week. Trump had turned to Twitter days earlier to implore President...

01/01/2017 - 9:00am

    For those of you confused over the latest fight between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu of Israel, let me make it simple: Barack Obama and John Kerry admire and want to preserve Israel as a Jewish and democratic state in the Land of Israel. I have covered this issue my entire...

01/01/2017 - 8:00am

    Even before Donald Trump's inauguration as president, Congress is planning to escalate the clash over the U.N. Security Council's anti-Israel resolution into a full-on conflict between the United States and the United Nations. If Trump embraces the strategy -- and all signals indicate he will...

12/31/2016 - 7:00pm

    Hungary, my country, has in the past half-decade morphed from an exemplary post-Cold War democracy into a populist autocracy. Here are a few eerie parallels that have made it easy for Hungarians to put Donald Trump on their political map: Prime Minister Viktor Orban has depicted migrants as rapists, job...

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