The West and America have remained far too passive in confronting both the insidious campaign of lies on Russian state-controlled media and the notoriously effective internet recruitment efforts of terrorist groups.
France has earned the reputation for steadfastness and the toughest stance of all six powers sitting across the table from the Iran mullahs.
Israel does not have a policy of apartheid towards Arabs.
Everyone is, of course, entitled to their own opinions. But we do – justifiably – hold elected officials to higher standards.
We impose solutions that work for us, without ever bothering to ask if they work for the people we intend to help.
The Iranian people maintain a favorable disposition towards America and its values.
There is genuine panic among ruling elites that they will be summarily prosecuted in a purge of economic crimes.
Bahrain’s human rights problems persist, and the country is no nearer to an inclusive political settlement than it was four years ago.
For the United States, Nigeria’s new government will be an opportunity to turn the page.
If we sit idly by making statements of condemnation and other emasculated and emasculating responses we could quite easily see another Afghanistan in the making