Saturday Apr 12
America Should Exit the Middle East Peace Negotiations
When Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas torpedoed the latest round of Israeli/Palestinian peace talks by an eleventh-hour escalation of demands, he not only undermined the efforts of Secretary of State John Kerry to bring peace to the troubled region, but he also abrogated agreements that he signed recently and that his predecessor ... (more)
On federalism, Ukraine, rhetoric & accountability
Dr Alexander Yakovenko, Russian Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Deputy foreign minister .
Israel's Time's Running Out, Mr. President, or Yours?
Henry Kissinger made Mideast "shuttle diplomacy" famous in the 1970s. The peripatetic Sec. of State then jetted back and forth between Israel and Egypt and fashioned an uneasy cease-fire in the Yom Kippur War of 1973.
Not Even Wrong About Russia: We have to understand what the ruckus is all about
Wolfgang Pauli once said of a young physicist's work, "It is not even wrong." The put-down applies to Republican thinking about Russia: my conservative colleagues don't even know what the ruckus is about.
Vladimir Putin: Hitler or Bismarck?
"Above all ... [Russian President Vladimir] Putin clings to a zero-sum worldview," former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates writes in The Wall Street Journal .