Opinion

The undiplomatic diplomat

2015-03-26 03:00
Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom’s remarks about Islam and Saudi Arabia’s domestic policies should be an object lesson for every government up-and-comer who hopes to carve out a career in the...

Too early to draw conclusions

2015-03-26 03:00
It is unusual for the Iranian regime to publicize its military and security leaders despite the many wars it has been involved in during the last three decades. This is what makes Gen. Qassim Soleiman...

The second coming

2015-03-26 03:00
Earlier this month, March 14 to be precise, Sonia Gandhi completed 17 years as president of the 130-year-old Congress party. When she took over the reins of the party on that day in 1998, Congress had...

Never second guess air crash causes

2015-03-26 03:00
The most foolish thing to do is make wild guesses about why any aircraft crashes. You don’t know enough and unless the “Go” teams and investigators have made some sort of rational assessment every sce...

Hefty price of Netanyahu’s victory

2015-03-25 04:11
As much as Benjamin Netanyahu’s landslide victory in the legislative elections last week was bad news for the Palestinians and the rest of the world, it was probably a much-needed wake up call for tho...

Self-destructive behavior

2015-03-25 03:00
When I heard the news about the assassination of the Russian politician Boris Nemtsov in Moscow, I was reminded of a conversation I once had with a Soviet dignitary before the fall of the Berlin Wall....

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