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The anticipated defeat of Ukraine’s incumbent president, Petro Poroshenko, on Easter Sunday is evidence that the Obama Administration’s interventionist schemes backfired as consistently as Bush era meddling failed. Comic actor and challenger Volodymyr Zelenskiy is so far ahead, even Ukraine’s…

The Sudanese uniforms must have noticed when Algeria’s army boss, Gen. Ahmed Gaid Salah, pushed his president out the door, politely as these things go, a couple weeks ago, because they lost little time fomenting the same fate for their…

When former Vice President Dick Cheney was being whisked from his office downstairs to the underground Presidential Emergency Operations Command (PEOC) bunker on 9/11, his view on foreign policy likely changed. Having served for years in and out of government,…

Catastrophic failure in Lebanon 36 years ago this month taught President Reagan the most important lesson about foreign civil wars. America should stay out. U.S. troops entered Lebanon as peacekeepers in 1982 but became increasingly entangled in a conflict involving…

The bloom is off the rose for the China Pakistan Economic Corridor, the crown jewel of China’s vaunted Belt and Road Initiative — designed to economically link Europe, Eurasia, Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia to Beijing. About 70…

Algeria’s army chief, General Ahmed Gaid Salah, is playing two roles — still one less than Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove — namely, good cop and bad cop. It may be working. The living — or dying — representative figure…

The issue in Algeria now appears to be whether the incumbent president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, will go quietly when his term expires today, or whether the constitutional court (their Supremes) will ask the parliament (their House) to produce a two-thirds majority…

If you follow international issues on the news or in social media, you might have heard that Spain is currently either existentially threatened by Catalan terrorists or led by fascist dictators. While the truth is far more complicated than these…

Terrorists, it seems, hate lots of things. And most of those things are either rooted in or expressions of freedom. Some hate speech that contradicts their beliefs; others clothing that goes against their own religious or cultural norms; and yet…

During their recent meeting in the White House, Brazil’s new right-wing leader, Jair Bolsonaro, and President Donald J. Trump discussed the possibility of Brazil joining the NATO alliance. While I am an unapologetic fan of both Trump and Bolsonaro, this…

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