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Mandatory military conscription is the French equivalent of Donald Trump’s wall – a pet project that’s become a political albatross.
Poor countries have borne the brunt of the refugee crisis. Tanzania’s refusal to bear the cost of a new U.N. program is a warning to the West.
The Eastern Mediterranean energy patch is hot — unfortunately, in more ways than one.
There’s a very familiar method to the administration’s apparent regional madness.
The Trump administration looked small and inconsequential on the international stage.
An annual security gathering in Munich has become the new hot spot for top intelligence officials meeting in the shadows of a public event.
Mahmoud Abbas challenges American leadership of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process at the United Nations.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, solutions to many of the world’s toughest problems already exist—you just need to know where to look for them.
Exporting British Columbia’s abundant energy resources should have been a slam dunk. How did a multibillion-dollar dream go up in smoke?
Kurdish officials once dreamed of forging their own state out of the ashes of the war against the Islamic State. Now they are fighting for their very survival.
There’s nothing wrong with political tribes that can’t be fixed by what’s right with them.