WHEN RUSSIA launched a dramatic military intervention in Syria in fall 2015, it stunned the world and announced its return to the Middle East. Its move also surprised American policymakers, who had not long before worked with Russia in an effort to rid Syria of its chemical weapons and expressed hope that such cooperation might […]Read More Is America No Longer the Middle East’s Greatest Power?
Germany’s beleaguered chancellor is facing threats from all corners Nov 24, 2016 Bradly Jardine Democracy is “hard work and should not be taken for granted,” U.S. President Barack Obama warned during his farewell visit to Europe. He had reason to be worried. After populist insurrections overturned orthodoxies in Britain and the U.S., and now threaten […]Read More Battle for Berlin: Merkel Stands Alone Against Putin