Settlements versus Negotiations

I admire much of George Will's work.  He has an ability to cut cleanly and incisively to the core logic at the heart of many questions and to skewer mercilessly, but usually fairly, the illogic to be found on the other side of whatever issue he is addressing.  The one subject on which Will has had a big blind spot for years is Israel.  I have no idea why that is the case.  For whatever reason, whenever he addresses any


 China is becoming more assertive, pressing its claims in the South China Sea and expanding its relationship with Third World states. The Chinese economy is passing that of Japan. Beijing’s military build-up continues. Yet the threat so far posed by the People’s Republic of China, even to Taiwan, is small.

Not So Strange Bedfellows

As the ninth anniversary of the September 11th 2001 attacks approaches, it would be hard to imagine two more depressing assessment of progress in the war on terrorism than those reported in both the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal today.

In “CIA sees increased threat in Yemen,” the Post’s Greg Miller and Peter Finn describe how