Regions / Europe & Central Asia
If you thought the "global war on terror" was a significant overreach for a single power, just wait.
Americans spend $32 million per hour on wars started during the Bush administration.
Voters can't tell the difference between the center left and the center right, and they don't want either.
The Cold War has been around, in various permutations, for a long time. It'll take patience, organizing, compromises, and some luck to bury it once and for all.
Far more dangerous than the far-right effort to win elections alone is its concerted campaign to change the culture — a strategy it owes, perversely, to the left.
Conflicts don't have to include "genocide" to demand intervention. And "intervention" doesn't have to mean military action.
Immigrants don't have one bit to do with Italy's ailing economy — in fact, they're key to reviving it.
It's about propping up "besieged majorities" in multiethnic countries.
The president wants to wall off one and welcome the other. Does racism have anything to do with it?
The bizarre denialism of some on the left and right about Russiagate doesn't bode well for the future of American politics.