Western intrusion into traditional Russian spheres of influence, areas under the sway of Moscow for three centuries or more, represents a highly provocative and destabilizing policy.
It is imperative that, in the face of terrorism, Spanish leaders strike the measured tone set by their European counterparts.
The Barcelona attacks are a reminder of how Europe failed to respond to the horror inflicted on Madrid. How many more warnings will the West require?
Rasmussen scrutinizes not only Hume and Smith’s personal relationship, but also the indispensable part that they played in shaping the Scottish Enlightenment.
The first order of business between the two countries may be the hardest.
The Dayton system punishes electoral moderation, erodes political accountability and all but rewards extremism—and it has been churning for a generation now.
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