Close the Straits?

April 3, 2014   ·   4 Comments


By Matthew Stevenson: Despite threats from President Obama and the members of the European Union (EU) of additional economic sanctions against Russia, President Putin seems determined...

NYC-LES-Ukraine Memorial

The New Crimean War

By Matthew Stevenson: While American government officials respond to the Russian Anschluss in Crimea by mobilizing their Twitter feeds and making the rounds of the Sunday morning meetings of the press...


The Wild Boars of Wall Street

By Matthew Stevenson: “No matter what they’re charging to get in, it’s worth more to get out.” —Roger Ebert For a project that remains a figment of a ...

Henry James

Innocent Americans Abroad

By Matthew Stevenson: Watching Americans drift across Europe, I often wonder if the entire country isn’t taking a junior year abroad.


The Dogs Of War Still Growl

By Eugene Schulman: I’m getting a real kick out of all the Monday morning quarterbacking about the Geneva nuclear talks agreement between the P5+1 and Iran. Almost ...


What If John F. Kennedy Had Survived in Dallas?

By Matthew Stevenson: Shortly after 2:00 p.m. on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas, the acting White House Press Secretary, Malcolm Kilduff, stood before microphones in ...

Roger Cohen

Cohen’s Middle East Pendulum

From Eugene Schulman: In Roger Cohen's latest article, "The Middle East Pendulum", NYT, October 15...

New York Times columnist Roger Cohen

Netanyahu’s Lies

From Eugene Schulman: Sir, I can't help thinking the title of Roger Cohen's article "Netanyahu's Lines"...


New Examples of Chutzpah by Sudan and the United States

By Daniel Warner: The classic definition of the New York expression chutzpah is that of an only child who pleads clemency to the court because he ...

Michael Ignatieff

Michael Ignatieff Tries to Protect The Responsibility to Protect (R2P)

By Daniel Warner: The crisis in Syria reflects several failures. Among them are the reluctance of the International Committee of the Red Cross to forcefully denounce ...

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