Rising public protests in Russia may be putting the Kremlin on the defensive at home. Abroad, however, the Kremlin is playing offense, challenging the United States and the West more than at any time since the early 1980s, when Ronald Reagan was president. Reagan's strategy to counter the Kremlin back then offers insights that could help guide U.S. policy today.
God knows what novelist V.S. Naipaul really meant half a century ago when he called India ‘the wounded civilisation’ in his travelogue-cum-psychoanalysis book about the home of his ancestors. But it is a handy phrase, because it encapsulates the vision that drove Prime Minister Narendra Modi to destroy the deal that bound Kashmir to India […]
Turkey's hosting of millions of Syrian refugees has generated a backlash, and the government says too many are living in Istanbul. Some have been ordered to leave within two weeks.
Iran says it seized an Iraqi oil tanker and its crew in the Persian Gulf, for allegedly smuggling fuel. It's the third such incident in two weeks, and comes amid rising U.S.-Iranian tensions.
The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty died last Friday, but there won’t be many mourners at the funeral. There should be. The problem the INF was intended to solve, back when US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev signed it in 1987, was ‘warning time’. Bombers would take many hours to get from […]