Putin's hypocrisy on the Cyprus bailout

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Russian leader Vladimir Putin is furious that rich Russian depositors in Cyprus banks will be forced to take a haircut as part of the European... Read more

Afghan women query U.S. intentions

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This week John Kerry got an earful from Afghan businesswomen when he was visiting Kabul. The women were suspicious of official U.S. pledges... Read more

Remembering Boris Berezovsky

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When the once-powerful Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky died in exile near London on Saturday, I recalled an interview I did with him in Moscow... Read more

Consequences of disengaging from the Mideast

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Here’s what happens when U.S. disengages from Mideast John Kerry just made a trip to Baghdad, the first for a U.S. Secretary of State... Read more

Bibi and Obama talk Turkey

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The long-delayed apology last week by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu for the deaths of 9 Turkish citizens on the Turkish aid ship Mavi... Read more

Was Obama's trip to Israel a success?

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OK, so President Obama gave a great speech in Jerusalem yesterday to 1000 students. He promised, again, to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran. He... Read more

Obama hits the right notes with Israelis

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An Israeli friend of mine once said that, in talking to israelis, you first have to give stage directions, meaning you need to convince them... Read more

10 years later: Looking back at what I wrote in the run-up to the Iraq war.

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On the tenth anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq there’s been much commentary on the role the press played before the war. The... Read more