The Tragicomedy of the 9/11 Trial
April 15, 2014
Accusations that the FBI may be spying on defendents causes yet another delay.
Anti-Authoritarianism in the Age of the Internet
January 04, 2014
The nobel laureate
Israeli Lessons for Improving Guantanamo Bay
July 28, 2013
The Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp should not exist. It costs U.S. taxpayers $1.2 million per day, and inflicts incalculable damage to America’s reputation.
What Fidel Taught Hugo
March 05, 2013
Fidel Castro's Cuba defined Hugo Chavez's life as much as Chavez's own Venezuela did.
Romney Plays Reagan — And Does Well Enough
October 23, 2012
The candidates spent almost no time debating the substance of foreign policy.
If Marco Rubio is chosen as Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential candidate, as many have speculated, we’ll soon learn a lot more about the Florida Senator and young Republican superstar. But we’re also likely to continue hearing about another part of Rubio’s past: whether his family are Cuban exiles or not.
What Pope Benedict Got Wrong in Cuba
April 11, 2012
When Pope Benedict XVI travelled to Cuba two weeks ago, he was acting within a long tradition. Popes, after all, are not only spiritual leaders, they are representatives of the oldest continuous absolute monarchy in the world, which traces back to the Apostle Peter two millennia ago: The Holy See has been engaging in diplomacy far longer than any modern state has been in existence.
Why We Need Détente With North Korea
January 14, 2012
Whatever Kim Jong-Il’s death meant for the people of North Korea, it did not change the fundamental strategic interest that the United States has in the country. The paramount issue for Washington remains assuring that Pyongyang never uses its nuclear arsenal, and that it never leaks or gifts its weapons material and technology to other nations or terrorists. But if Washington’s basic strategic posture remains, it should consider revising its current non-proliferation policies in the wake of Pyongyang’s change of leadership.
How Marco Rubio Might Get Away With It
November 01, 2011
The big question left hanging after the one-day storm over Marco Rubio's embellishments of his parents' departure from Cuba to Florida was whether the revelations would have any lingering impact on his chances for being the GOP vice presidential pick next summer. Well, we can safely say that Rubio has avoided much damage from the storm if we keep seeing the revelations framed like this: Then last week, the senator sparred with news organizations over reports suggesting Mr. Rubio had embellished the story of his family's emigration from Cuba.