The Syrian civil war is clearly a tragedy. Yet, America should draw only one red line: against involvement.
The UK faces pressure from Spain and Argentina over Gibraltar and the Falklands.
Should Washington extend a military guarantee that might require going to war against a nuclear-armed power over issues of minimal interest to America?
Georgia joining NATO would be bad for NATO. And Georgia's NATO campaign has been bad for Georgia.
Will a new emir change foreign and domestic policy?
Washington's presumption that it can control events around the globe has been exposed as an illusion.
As the hawkish new national-security adviser starts, the risk of a legacy-ruining entanglement goes up.
Little progress on substantive issues will be made at the G-8 summit.
Paris finally is acting like it can't always rely on Washington for protection.
The United States and South Korea are too close for either's good.
Tbilisi's membership in the Atlantic pact would increase the risk of war without increasing members' security.
The industrial area shared with the North is a source of hard currency for a nation that threatens it.
The president's odds of a deal were slim. The real failures were always from Bush.
But one of many island disputes where the United States has little at stake.
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