The recently deceased Joseph Brodsky was a man who overcame formidable obstacles on his way to becoming a great Russian poet and Nobel Laureate...
The measure of "greatness" in American presidents is often theretrospective appreciation of their willingness to "stay the course"in the face of determined opposition from powerful opponents.
Japan provides the last remaining prop for the dollar’s role as the world’s currency, and with that role all of America’s superpower pretensions.
People speak of the "CNN factor": Thanks to the immediate and insistent diffusion of such images of suffering, democratic governments have come and will continue to come under pressure to undertake humanitarian interventions.
The great issue of American foreign policy today may be simply stated.
America's Grand Strategy: A Pattern of History
Byline: James Kurth
In recent years, there have been many proposals about what should be the future direction, even the grand strategy, of American forei
As Russia navigates its current time of troubles, the identity of its youth, especially the elite in higher education, takes on greater importance than at any time since 1917.
China has yet to shake the world; its external influence has been comparatively inconsequential since the industrial revolution. Instead, it is the world that has shaken China.
Whatever forms the debate about European political union may take--and public opinion in many places seems increasingly skeptical--the idea of a common currency and a common central bank without it is surely an illusion.
Barely three decades after fighting one of the bitterest of all colonial wars, France and Algeria are again embroiled in conflict.