In reaction to the Paris massacre, French President François Hollande said, "[This] is an act of war ... committed by a terrorist army." Acts of war used to be the monopoly of nation-states. Obviously, that is no longer the case.
However barbarically inhumane he may be, al-Baghdadi is not incoherent in relation to his long-term objective and the tactical and operational means required for its attainment. He wants the world outside the caliphate, including moderate Arab countries, to be struck down with massive social, political and economic chaos.
Amid the horror, the blood, the anxiety that have now gripped Paris, one single decision lacerates the soul as a fragile, pathetic, emotional confession of impotence: the French frontiers have been closed.
As France mourns, and as Americans are drawn more and more into the struggle against ISIS, the Obama Administration and its European allies have to turn the tables on Arab states before ISIS strikes again against us.
Moderate Muslims are the true front lines in this battle. And they need to be welcomed into our modern world, and helped in moderating the impulses of their young charges.
Idealism got a bad name somewhere along the way. Google on it and one of the definitions that pops up is "the practice of forming or pursuing ideals, ...
Dozens of tech entrepreneurs, from fledgling startups like Wistiki and Prynt, to tech powerhouses like Withings and Parrot, will gather Oct. 21 at the Pavillon Cambon Capucines to showcase their latest innovations to the press and industry analysts at CES Unveiled Paris.
One could not have guessed that President Barack Obama was in his last years in office. He dropped gentle diplomacy and bluntly criticized Russia, China and even Iran, during his address to the United Nations General Assembly.
The catalyst for national transformation emanates from abroad as opposed to coming from home. Considering the status quo in Greece, extending the vote to Greeks overseas is a necessary and essential step forward on a long and arduous road to recovery.
Another meeting with Petro Poroshenko at the presidential palace in Kiev -- in the same office with the slightly kitschy decor in which he has received me on previous occasions. He is under strain but unperturbed.
We cannot continue indefinitely to strike at jihadists in Iraq while stopping, absurdly, at the border of the neighboring state.
One must hand it to Egyptians. Their legendary sense of humor has sustained them through the millennia, coming in handy to mark this week's inaugurati...
Of course, no winners would emerge from this titanic battle. Not even the concept of a unified Europe, as we have come to know it, with the idea of a democratic, united continent shattered by the overwhelming dominance of conservative German hegemony.
After a grueling 17-hour negotiating session in Brussels, a last-minute deal was finally reached between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his euro zone creditors. At least for now, it averts a Greek exit from the euro and halts the European Union's most serious existential crisis. However, the agreement marks only the end of one chapter in this unfolding saga.
It's clear that we're living in an era where politics has failed and, like politicians, has become remote from the ordinary European citizen.
One of the most influential art critics in the world, Nicolas Bourriaud has just been fired from his tenure as the Director of the École des Beaux Arts de Paris and the name of his replacement might be the new French Queen's favorite.