International Affairs

International Affairs

Canada, Britain and Israel are seceding from America

America's illusion of global cultural conquest experiences a shudder when one of our inconsequential or distant satellites — Canada, Britain or Israel, say — steps up and walks away. Canada stepped away after the Canadian women took the gold in...

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Annexed: The chaos of life in Russian Crimea

One weekday morning in mid-March, the residents of Georgetown woke up to find themselves in England. Overnight, life as they knew it was over, as the former colonial power exerted historic claims on one of the oldest neighborhoods in Washington.

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What "international order"? Move the UN to Detroit

"Things are gonna slide, slide in all directions." — Leonard Cohen, "The Future"

As President George W. Bush and Vice President Cheney's invasion of Iraq rose to seal America's fateful fall from grace, I made the suggestion to a few...

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Hillary Clinton right about Putin and Hitler

Standing ovation for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for speaking truth to power on the matter of Vladimir Putin using a tactic today similar to the tactic used by Adolf Hitler prior to the Second World War.

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President Obama getting beaten up

The Hill's A.B. Stoddard sits down with John Feehery and Rodell Mollineau to talk about the situation in Ukraine and the prospects for a budget. 

Obama and the Dalai Lama: China rising

You notice it right away. In President Obama’s meeting with the Dalai Lama, the setting is different. There is a little table between them and the chairs are smaller. It is a tiny table, barely a table at all, as if to convey to the Chinese that nothing will be on the table.

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Does Israel have a better friend in Russia?

Israelis found a new appreciation at Sochi at a memorial to Israeli athletes and coaches murdered at Munich more than four decades ago. Russia appears to be becoming more welcoming to Jews.

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