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The High Price of Isolationism - Richard Cohen, Washington Post
Those who believe World War I was caused by a crazy-quilt of alliances among the European powers may shudder at the one...
How to Win Back Ukraine - Michael Leigh, Wall Street Journal
The EU's rejected agreement with Kiev had little to commend itself to President Yanukovych, quite apart from Russia...
U.S. and China Right to Distrust Each Other - Zachary Keck, The Diplomat
Trust is a rare commodity in international politics, and Beijing and Washington are not likely to be an exception....
Democracy Is a Threat to Peace in Europe - Janet Daley, Daily Telegraph
The German Foreign Minister has declared that political parties within European countries which hamper the cooperation be...
The Taliban Goes Broke - Sami Yousafzai & Sam Seibert, Vocativ
Afghanistan’s insurgents have endured hard times before, but nothing quite like this. A look at the group'...
More Opinion and Analysis
Francois Hollande Is No Mitterrand - Ronald Tiersky
French President Francois Hollande's amorous adventures in recent weeks have turned him into an international laughing-stock. Some Parisians claim no...
Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Clash Within a Civilization - Anthony Cordesman
No one has ever been able to travel to the Gulf without discovering just how different the perspectives and values of the West and the Middle East ca...
Cuba: The Selling of a Nation - Carlos Alberto Montaner
I first heard the concept from a European diplomat who had lived in Cuba. It has since spread. The model created by the Castro brothers is a pimp sta...
A More Assertive German Foreign Policy - George Friedman
The Ukrainian crisis is important in itself, but the behavior it has elicited from Germany is perhaps more important. Berlin directly challenged Ukra...
Love of Vodka Leaves Russia on the Rocks - Annabel Bligh
Russians' love of vodka is no secret and neither is the impact the beloved drink has had on the country’s drinkers. It has been implicated in h...
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BBC Anchor Komla Dumor, 1972-2014 - The Compass Blog
For those of you who are regular viewers of BBC, you might have noticed that a friendly, familiar face has gone missing. Komla Du......
A Reminder of What It Means When They Say U.S. Allies Have Lost Faith in America - The Compass Blog
One recurring criticism of the Obama administration is that it has presided over a collapse in confidence among America's Middle ......
Why Are German Airports Better than American Ones? - The Compass Blog
Recently, I had the misfortune of landing at Newark Liberty International Airport. My wife and I had flown in from Germany, and N......
Quelle Horreur: Can Life Get Worse for Hollande? - The Compass Blog
On the day Francois Hollande was inaugurated as President of France, his airplane was struck by lightning. At the time, I half-jo......
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