Commentary

  • Democracies in danger 

    By abruptly revoking the special, constitutionally protected status of Jammu and Kashmir, India has become the latest major democracy to act against a...

  • The day Hezbollah blinked 

    A 40-day gridlock pitting Hezbollah’s Druze and Christian allies against Walid Joumblatt ended with capitulation of the former.

  • What’s behind America’s mass shootings 

    After every mass shooting in the United States, Americans and others around the world are confronted with the question of what lies behind this distinctly...

  • How Ebola wins 

    A year has passed since the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Health Ministry declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the northeast of the country.

  • It took 15 years and tens of thousands killed, displaced and scattered around the world, for Lebanon’s tribes to realize they had no choice but to coexist in...

    At a time when Lebanon needs everyone to go beyond the call of duty to safeguard the nation’s interests, we are instead witnessing the same old games meant to...

  • One of the weirdest aspects of this year’s Democratic presidential campaign is that foreign policy, potentially one of U.S. President Donald Trump’s most...

    Where is the United States heading in its confrontation with China, which moved this week from a trade dispute to a currency battle - with more dangerous...


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