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  • Putin on the hot seat [Editorial]

    Putin on the hot seat  [Editorial]
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin was once lauded by supporters for his brilliance in cynically calling for a negotiated end to Ukraine's civil war while simultaneously escalating the conflict through secret shipments of arms and equipment to Russian-backed separatists there. Now that stratagem has blown up in his face as Russia's hand in the downing of a Malaysian airliner with 298 people aboard last week becomes increasingly apparent. Mr. Putin has backed himself into a corner with much of the world holding him personally responsible for all those deaths. The U.S. and its allies need to keep up the pressure until he stops obstructing international experts seeking to investigate the crash and drops his support of the rebels.
  • When the U.S. welched on Shevardnadze [Commentary]

    When the U.S. welched on Shevardnadze [Commentary]
    Absent from U.S. media encomia for recently deceased former Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze is any mention of the historic deal he reached with his U.S. counterpart James Baker in 1990 ensuring that the Soviet empire would collapse "with a...

    Here's how it's done-4

    A century ago, Europe went smash. In a combination of imperial vainglory (senile vainglory in the case of the doddering Habsburg regime), interlocking treaties, and inflexible military timetables, the nations willingly went to war, a war that turned out...

    Obama and Iraq: Too-little, too-late

    Obama and Iraq: Too-little, too-late
    George W. Bush never claimed to be prescient, but here he is in 2007, warning us what would happen if the United States prematurely pulled its troops out of Iraq before Iraqi forces were sufficiently trained, equipped and motivated to defend the country...

    Muscular diplomacy [Editorial]

    Muscular diplomacy  [Editorial]
    In a little-heralded announcement earlier this week, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons declared that the Syrian government of Bashar Assad had handed over the last 1,300 tons of its declared chemical weapons stockpile to...