The term appeasement is often overused, but that’s what Obama’s free pass to Assad’s air force in exchange for a hoped-for nuclear deal with Iran is.
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If bombing was the answer to extremism, Gaza would be the safest region on Earth. As a coalition of Nations look set to begin US-led airstrikes against Islamic State let’s ask the simple question – why does history keep repeating itself in Iraq?
Beyond a few airstrikes and supporting an opposition that is engaged in a bloody battle with Assad, it is not clear how IS in Syria can be dealt a decisive blow.
Climate has become such a low priority for European leaders that they see the horse-trading over jobs in the Commission as a bigger deal than efforts to avert climate change.
Despite perceptions of a new Cold War, the US and Russia continue to respect the provisions of the New START treaty.
Ukrainians are a lot less pro-Russian than the separatists in the East of the country would like the outside world to believe.
The threat of war hanging over Ukraine is the ugly offspring of the West’s longstanding enabling of Russian imperialism, writes Marko Attila Hoare.
Hilary Clinton has made one of her most political interventions in months.
Missing from public discourse over the crisis in Eastern Europe is a sense of how difficult it is for western officials to act in concert.