Issues / War & Peace
The United States makes a weak case for the possession and use of nuclear weapons.
Iran scores low on the West's unspoken rationality and ethics indexes.
Perhaps the only way for the West to keep an eye on Iran's uranium enrichment program is to stop objecting to its continuation.
With diplomacy getting short shrift, Western containment of a nuclear Iran may be the only alternative to war in an increasingly militaristic climate.
The majority won by the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt's parliamentary elections presents its ruling junta with challenges.
Is global violence really at an all-time low?
Calling for states to disarm to prevent nuclear proliferation may be as tough a sell as asking them to spend during an economic crisis instead of cutting spending.
A zero on the home front's Richter Scale.
The postponement of a massive joint U.S.-Israeli military exercise appears to be the culmination of a series of events that has impelled the Barack Obama administration to put more distance between the United States and aggressive Israeli policies toward Iran.
The powers in control of US public policy and their far-flung global allies appear to have learned nothing from the extraordinary opportunity we lost for a more peaceful world at the Cold War's end.