Borderlands: The New Strategic Landscape


By George Friedman

I will be leaving this week to visit a string of countries that are now on the front line between Russia and the European Peninsula: Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Azerbaijan.

Erdoğan’s condolences


The prime minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, released a surprising statement on April 23 about the deaths surrounding the mass deportation of Armenians during World War I.

Misusing History

Jacob Heilbrunn, The National Interest

original post date April 22, 2014



THE LESSON OF HISTORY, the British scholar A. J. P. Taylor once observed, is that there is no lesson. It is not a stricture, however, that has ever enjoyed much acknowledgment, let alone acceptance.

America's Greatest Living President: George H.W. Bush?

W. James Antle III, The National Interest

More than two decades removed from the White House, George H.W. Bush’s old friend James Baker seemingly damns him with faint praise.

Peace with Cairo: 35 years of hopes, lost opportunities – and an uncertain future

Sadat, Carter, Begin, in 1979 after signing of peace treaty.

Zvi Mazel

The peace treaty between Israel and Egypt turned 35 last month.

On the one hand it has weathered a succession of crises, on the other it never brought about the hoped for development in the relations between the two countries, let alone between Israel and the Arab world. In fact it led to Egypt being expelled from the Arab League, which transferred its seat from Cairo to Tunis.

Washington Post: Kosovo, the tensest period in the relations between West and East

By Elton Tota

In his speech last Tuesday, the president of Russia, Vladimir Puti referred to Kosovo 6 times and in a bizarre way considered its independence as a precedent for the Russian annexation of Crimea, begins the article of Strobe Talbott, former vice US Secretary of State. According to him, these two episodes are different.

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