PARIS -- The state of emergency remains a poor response to a lasting threat. Our nation was built from the Capetian kings around the notions of freedom and justice. To forget this basic truth is to renounce the very identity of France and to allow barbarism to triumph.
There is not a single good reason to put so many people in danger of identity theft, harassment and worse.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has warned that Turkey would be at war with any country that cooperates or aids the Gulen movement. Yet closing down schools that prepare their students for a modern society and economy is something Pakistan’s deeply troubled education sector can ill afford.
I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I gave it to you straight last summer when I told you that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for president. And now I have even more awful, depressing news for you: Donald J. Trump is going to win in November.
I am one of the many residents of the former Soviet Union who has become upset with Donald Trump's signals that he would let the Russians stomp on its neighbors if he were U.S. president.
The controversy over the Olympics should not distract us from the global threat Zika poses. But we should keep fears about the Olympics in perspective. The domestic chaos over Ebola in 2014 is all it takes to remind us what happens when our reactions are guided by fear, rather than by evidence.
The target of Erdogan's purge -- the movement led by U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen -- is not dangerous. It's one of the most moderate and socially constructive organizations in the Muslim world. In attacking it, Erdogan is planting the seeds for his own destruction.
His proposals on national security from his Muslim ban to "taking" ISIS' oil and "bomb[ing] the hell out of" the group have been slammed by terrorism and national security experts, even Republicans ones.
ISTANBUL -- Not showing any empathy with the people on the street is the greatest way of not understanding what goes on in Turkey these days.
MUNICH -- As I write these lines, you are already tucked in your bed. The sirens of the Munich police have gone quiet, along with the whirring of helicopters from above. It seems to me, things are quieter than usual.
STUTTGART, Germany -- Counterterrorism efforts often fail to engage the families of would-be terrorists, despite their ability and eagerness to help.
ISTANBUL -- The only way to rouse Turkey's democracy from its slumber is to fight to re-enshrine the universal principles of the rule of law, freedom of the press and individual freedom -- however distant that goal may look now.
MENEMEN DISTRICT, Turkey -- Everyone I spoke to had different reasons to celebrate or mourn the failure of the coup. Yet they all agreed on one thing: There is one person that the coup attempt will benefit the most, and that is President Erdoğan.
This has not been Turkey's first military coup attempt. But it is more than likely the last one for a while now, as Erdogan is fundamentally changing the republic.
ATHENS, Greece -- Will the victory over the tanks draw Turkey in a new cycle of violence and authoritarianism? Or will it become the wakeup call the moderate forces of his party who were marginalized needed, to restore Erdogan, who confirmed his great strength and his weakness, to a sensible route?
The Nice truck slaughter -- indeed the slaughtering by ISIS in general -- and the MEK's killing of thousands of Iranians are both worthy of our attention and condemnation
The lesson from yet another attack in France is this: Europe needs to change its approach to terrorism -- and fast.