The Weak US Response to China's Aggression in the Skies

US attempts to excuse or ignore China's aggressive high-flying harassment in international airspace will encourage more of the same.

Gertrude of Arabia and Other British Arabists

They served the interests of the British empire, but they also learned the cultures and languages of the region, and imposing Western democracy was not part of their agenda.

Loose Cannons and Ukrainian Casualties

No one seems to understand what Vladimir Putin wants anymore, but his intentional destruction of the Donbas won’t soon be forgotten by Ukraine and its diaspora.

Wild Rumors As News in the Arab World

Some recent examples of the wild rumors being reported in Mideast newspapers raises the question: How big an impediment to progress is the Arab world’s lack of reality-testing?