Historical analogies often take the place of analysis - even more so when the implications of analogy are too horrendous to be spelled out. As we prepare to mark the centenary of the outbreak of First World War, ominous parallels... more ››
On Thursday, Kerry is leaving for his fifth visit to Asia since taking office last year. The State Department claims this is proof of his commitment to the administration’s pivot. Yet the White House continues to believe... more ››
It’s hard to know how to tell this story.
Pussy Riot members Nadia Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina were arrested while they were taking a stroll through downtown Sochi today. But that’s not quite true. more ››
A Russian veto might convince the White House that it needs to revisit its Syria strategy, and add more muscle, if it wants Putin to take the Geneva talks seriously. If the memory of his mother's suffering doesn't move Putin,... more ››