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12/07/2016 - 8:00pm

    At long last, Fidel Castro is dead. Now the oppressive system he installed in Cuba can wither and die, too -- unless Donald Trump reverts to Cold War policies and gives Cuba's failing dictatorship new life.

    It is tempting to see Castro's death as little more than a formality. After all, his...

11/24/2016 - 5:00pm

    As U.S. President Barack Obama visits Berlin to prepare Chancellor Angela Merkel for a future he doesn't understand himself, it may look as if he is passing the baton of free world leadership to her. It's hard to imagine how Merkel could take on any such role and why she would want to. She may...

11/16/2016 - 5:00pm

    Welcome, American liberals. Welcome to the special torment of discovering that you do not know your country.

    You thought, no doubt, you were exempt -- immune from the shocks that liberals throughout the world have felt in recent years. And I can...

11/16/2016 - 9:00am

    For the United States and for Europe, the moment of reckoning has now arrived: The West as we know it is nearing the end of its life. The United States of America has just elected as president a man who not only brags about groping women and swindles his business partners but also openly dislikes...

11/16/2016 - 8:00am

    "Can Trump also happen in Germany?"

    That's what German newspaper Bild wondered on Thursday. Der Spiegel took a different approach, bemoaning that "It Becomes Lonely in Europe," as Berlin and Brussels must now deal with...

11/01/2016 - 5:00pm

    In 2014, it would have been difficult to overstate the anxiety and confusion in the Middle East, as Islamic militants hordes swept through Iraq and Syria.

    Across the region, people were asking: Where did the Islamic State come from, and where would...

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