International

08/28/2014 - 3:49pm

    The United States is swamped by refugee children from collapsing Central American countries; efforts to contain the major Ebola outbreak in West Africa are straining governments there; jihadists have carved out a bloodthirsty caliphate inside Iraq and Syria; after having already eaten Crimea, Russia keeps...

08/07/2014 - 3:06pm

    When a journalist admits that he has been lying to the public for years, this usually results in a flurry of media coverage castigating the guilty party, along with a dose of self-flagellation by his employer for having failed to notice the lies sooner. When this wave of humiliating publicity ends, the offending...

08/07/2014 - 2:51pm

    What turns so many cadres bad in contemporary China? Busy purging a generation of corrupt officials from the Communist Party, Chinese President Xi Jinping may not have much time to worry about causes at the moment. This week he's concerning himself with political fallout from the detention of Zhou Yongkang...

08/07/2014 - 2:50pm

    Secretary of State John Kerry was right to push for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza. All outside parties should do everything they can to end a war in which both Israel and Hamas seem willing to fight to the death of the last Palestinian civilian.

    Kerry has been...

08/07/2014 - 2:42pm

    I had held off coming to Israel, hoping the situation in Gaza would clarify - not in terms of what's happening, but how it might end in a stable way. Being here now, it is clear to me that there is a way this cruel little war could not only be stopped, but stopped in a way that the moderates in the region,...

07/31/2014 - 8:47pm

    The civilian death toll in Gaza from Israel's latest incursion is appalling. The right to self-defense is inalienable, but it is not free from moral constraints.

    As of this writing, nearly 750 Palestinians have been killed since the Israeli assault began,...

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