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If America wants to maintain any influence in Asia, it needs to wake up. [Read More]
Without Congress's approval, he has no legal authority to start a war, no matter what John Bolton seems to think. [Read More]
Westerners who don't know what they're talking about should avoid falling prey to simplistic caricatures. [Read More]
A new kind of Republican, he talks more about despair and the elites than taxes and Reagan. [Read More]
Contrary to Trump's thuggish approach to international relations, sending out "genocidal tweets" is not the way to gain respect and cooperation from other governments. [Read More]
The administration's treatment of Palestinians consists of piling multiple insults on top of numerous injuries. [Read More]
The Trump administration's Iran policy relies on distorting and twisting reality. [Read More]
Also: The "triumphant failure" of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five, and more. [Read More]
Our government should be willing to support the aspirations of the Iranian people by ending the outrageous economic war waged against them, and it should... [Read More]
Often dismissed by the academic elite, this great historian placed his faith in the test of time. [Read More]
The intel they've provided is thin, the origins murky and suspect---haven't we heard this story before? [Read More]
This lone Republican is going to have a hard time convincing anyone but Democrats there's a case. [Read More]
Mohammed bin Salman has appalling judgment and a terrible track record, so it comes as no surprise that he thinks having the U.S. start a... [Read More]
The French president is gathering unlikely allies to challenge the populists. But he's so unpopular, it might not even matter. [Read More]
A gift of the complete works of Australia's greatest poet... [Read More]
Trump's declaration that he won't "let" Iran have nuclear weapons is disturbing because it shows how divorced from reality he and his Iran policy are. [Read More]
Also: Hemingway's disastrous stint as a WWII correspondent, and more. [Read More]
Scott Beauchamp, contributor: Unfortunately for this Bookshelf contribution, but fortunately for other reasons, most of what I've been reading lately has been intended for review. That... [Read More]
It was about social responsibility, not material acquisition, and losing sight of it has cost us greatly. [Read More]
No matter what Saudi Arabia and Israel's friends in Washington say. [Read More]