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04/16/2015 - 5:59pm

    Last fall, President Barack Obama slapped back at critics by citing what he called a foreign-policy success: Yemen.

    Oops. Yemen is now collapsing into civil war, with gains, so far, for both al-Qaida and Iran.

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04/08/2015 - 10:22pm

    As gung-ho "experts" press President Obama to do this, that or the other in the Middle East, keep a simple rule in mind: Whatever the avid interventionists suggest probably won't work -- and surely will have unintended consequences....

04/08/2015 - 10:16pm

    Deals involving limits on weapons, nukes or otherwise, are intricate and technical. Only a limited number of people among arms-control connoisseurs fully grasp the meaning of every detail.

    Yet in...

04/02/2015 - 3:07pm

    The recent series of events involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the U.S. Congress, his election-eve disavowal of a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israel dilemma and his subsequent election backtracking on it have brought a new...

04/02/2015 - 2:54pm

    We don't need to know the political or religious views of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Gunter Lubitz to call his crashing of a crowded airliner into a mountainside an act of terrorism. And we don't need any further evidence to recognize a cruel...

04/02/2015 - 2:25pm

    There are parasites of all kinds in poor countries.

    One variety is intestinal, the worms that afflict countless children. In a hospital here in Angola, nurses pointed to a little girl named...

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