Thatcher the right leader for her time, not ours

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Looking back at Margaret Thatcher, one can see that she was far more interesting than the caricatures would have it. If you look beyond her... Read more

My favorite foreign story of the week

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Here’s my pick for most interesting foreign news story of the week – and it isn’t the absurd and dangerous posturing of Kim... Read more

The hopes and fears of secular Syrians

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As religious fundamentalists become ever more prominent in the battle against the Assad regime, outsiders may not realize that Syria is an... Read more

The U.S.-Egypt Twitter Wars

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Jon Stewart’s riff about the Cairo arrest of his Egyptian counterpart Bassem Youssef has led to a diplomatic incident – worthy... Read more

Talking truth to China

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When Secretary of State John Kerry travels to Asia next week, the top of his agenda will be – natch – what to do about North Korea... Read more

Jon Stewart, Egypt, and Democracy

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You couldn’t invent a subject more ripe for satire. As Egypt’s economy goes down the tubes, and the country’s security... Read more

From Philadelphia to Islamabad

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When Pakistan’s former military ruler and president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, returned home last week from four years of self-imposed exile... Read more

No more tourist days at the DMZ

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s blustering threats to launch a missile attack on the United States and South Korea appear to be an... Read more