Joe Biden’s July visit to Saudi Arabia is a stark reminder that while diplomacy is a give and take, memories in the Middle East run painfully deep.
Democracies across the globe are suffering from an identity crisis that may be too fraught with contradictions to survive.
America seems so insecure today precisely because of the chaotic proliferation of firearms in civilian hands.
An interview with India’s Minister of External Affairs bizarrely takes the form of a show trial.
The war in Ukraine must end with a defeat of Putinism.
A top Turkish court has packed off the president’s critics to prison on spurious charges. This has sparked outrage in the West despite Turkey’s increased geopolitical and geostrategic relevance given the Russia-Ukraine War. The West must oppose Erdoğan’s authoritarianism and stand up for Turkish democracy.
The international community cannot allow Russia to turn Mariupol into the next Aleppo. Russia’s history of using brutal tactics against civilians shows that a strong response is needed and this can be achieved through international cooperation, isolation and the rule of law.
Vladimir Putin has run a kleptocratic regime, imposing tsarism without the tsar. Russia is still crucial to the global economy for food, fertilizers, oil, gas and commodities but it does not make things anymore and Putin’s time might be limited even if he wins.