Even before chemical weapons were used, there was a refugee crisis. Why won't the president act?
In all likelihood, the White House's confirmation on Thursday that chemical weapons have been used in Syria will soon confirm something else: Not all “red lines” are drawn the same. READ MORE >>
How America’s favorite liberal stokes German masochism
It’s part of my job as a magazine editor to sometimes field submissions from writers who grievously erred in choosing journalism as their careers—people who don’t just produce sub-standard work, but whose work is an insult to the profession. It’s important (a mechanism of self-preservation, really) to realize that the proper response to such writing is quick and total dismissal. READ MORE >>
The frustrating, and damaging, thing about Angela Merkel’s leadership in the European economic crisis is that she has consistently preferred incremental steps, even at the risk of exacerbating instability across the continent. Now, in advance of this week’s highly-anticipated EU summit, it seems she’s finally taken a bold leap. The problem is it’s in the completely wrong direction. READ MORE >>
In today's Financial Times, Quentin Peel surveys the many difficulties facing Angela Merkel as she tries to steer Europe out of the latest chapter of its extended crisis, before praising her political savvy: READ MORE >>
With the credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s estimating that there’s a one-in-three chance that Greece will abandon the euro sometime after its June 17 election, some people are already looking for a silver lining: READ MORE >>
The New York Times, May 27: READ MORE >>