The Arab Spring and the crisis facing Iraq resulting from ISIS's epidemic, serve to demonstrate that political stability and economic prosperity can only be effectively brought together by virtue of a depoliticized Rule of Law and for such Rule of Law to gradually become a common underlying feature of Iraqi culture.
Blocking accountability and seeking to blame others for its crimes, even when premeditated is a KGB tactic, but only marginally successful. Putin should have learned the lesson that the truth is bound to come through.
How significant might President Obama's deal be? Let's use American presidential history to frame the question.
It was undoubtedly one of the most unorthodox - and therefore memorable - settings for a major political debate. On July 24th, 1959, the United States...
Tehran, Beijing, Moscow, Islamabad, and New Delhi have been actively establishing interlocking security guarantees. They have been simultaneously calling the Atlanticist bluff when it comes to the endless drumbeat of attention given to the flimsy meme of Iran's "nuclear weapons program."
The hours I spend in pursuit of knowledge might seem wasted, but the opposite is true. Whenever and wherever we travel, I will always endeavor to speak the native tongue, no matter how limited or butchered. I think learning a foreign language should be on everyone's bucket list.
President Obama and the people of Iran have stood throughout as the strong pillars of these negotiations. It is not easy to tell if President Obama is more popular in the U.S. or in Tehran.
Days after Russia took over Crimea last year, Ukrainian teenager "Maley" contacted his local army recruitment office to sign up. His calls went unanswered for weeks, so he went to the front with his grandfather's hunting rifle and a brass plate bought by his mother taped to his chest as protection.
The United Nations Security Council has scheduled a Monday vote to approve the Iran deal, giving it the force of international law and relegating opposition in the U.S. Congress to a secondary role. It is unclear what wwill happen next. But in many ways the ball game is over for those opposing the agreement.
Although the deal will be signed soon, and although it has been described as a good deal by the relevant parties, there exist several crucial ambiguities and unanswered questions about the IAEA's role and the military dimension of Iran's nuclear program.
All it takes to get through the process is some cool calmness and a willingness to walk out the door.
After effectively winning the hearts of many with Voices of Light, his oratorio written to accompany Carl Theodor Dryer's 1928 silent film "The Passion of Joan of Arc", Richard Einhorn is writing a new composition more personal to him with a brand new palette of musical theme and shades.
Step back and calmly contemplate the geopolitical shift taking place in the Middle East. Does anyone realize what's happening beyond what the headlines read? The answer is may be.
As one of the only prominent political figures with a leadership role in the Yeltsin regime to also be a close aide to Vladimir Putin, Primakov's foreign policy ideas and ideological approaches have had a singularly important impact on Russia's international identity since 1991.
It is crucial not to raise our expectations and conflate our analysis with hope. The most crucial parts of the deal still remain to be implemented. The current deal is an understanding, agreement and accord.
My first visit to Ukraine was in February 1992 and the City of Kiev was gray, bleak and joyless as was the rest of the Soviet Union. Last month I re-visited -- 23 years and several other assignments later -- to find a new nation of extremes