The Unstable Foundation of Earthquake Diplomacy

The humanitarian response to a natural disaster can be an opportunity to demonstrate the power of human solidarity among states and communities in conflict. While the levels of animosity and mistrust between Armenia and Turkey are great, they share the same volatile seismic geography that has killed tens of thousands of people in the last 40 years.

A Strategy That Squanders U.S. Marines' Greatest Strengths

Undoubtedly, a war with China will open with missile strikes on our fixed bases. The best counter, it seems to us, is America's surface, subsurface, and air-launched cruise missiles, not Marines scattered across islands.

The 'Two Sides' of Israel's Authoritarian Overhaul Frenzy

The outrage spread on WhatsApp after Sara Netanyahu (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife) was seen at a high-end hair salon in Tel Aviv. It was a day when hundreds of thousands had taken to the streets, braving stun grenades and water cannons to protest her husband's efforts to install authoritarianism. Dozens had been arrested, and one man lost an ear.

Netanyahu Drags Israel Kicking and Screaming Toward Chaos

If Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin ("Bibi") Netanyahu had known the reaction it would get, he never would have launched the package of legislation he and his extreme-right-wing allies have dubbed, in proper Orwellian fashion, the "judicial reform."

Ukraine's Famed Unity Is a Myth

Like the earth's surface, nations can be split by fault lines that lead to earthquakes. Once-unified nations like Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia have dissolved along their political fault lines. Ukraine is yet another nation sharply divided by religious, linguistic, and political fissures.