Why I’m Half Mad for Dubai

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DUBAI—The largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates and a monarchy ruled by the Al Maktoum family since 1833, Dubai has a...

How Come Loretta Lynch Cut Sweetheart Deals with Colombian Cartel Leaders?...

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Over the past few year, four leaders of Colombia’s brutal El Dorado cartel were arrested by U.S. authorities and subsequently convicted of shipping nearly...

Who Are the Humboldt 3? The Strange Case of Germany Criminalizing...

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The three activists are being criminally charged by the State of Berlin for trespassing and assault. The trial begins March 4, 2019. Yet, they have decided to use it as an opportunity to put the State of Israel on trial instead.

Scott Horton on Trump’s Syrian Moves and Trump Towers Istanbul

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I've been known to have differences with Scott Horton, the great writer and lawyer, but I have huge respect for his intellect and insights....

Yemen: The Ugly Side of Dubai

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Well, I hope Gaith Abdul-Ahad doesn't mind but my friend Naji S. Ali-Adeeb posted some excellent comments he made about Yemen. I'm pretty sure Naji...

Two Books I (Kinda) Read About The Russian Revolution

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The centennial of the November 1917 Bolshevik revolution invites plenty of writing, some of it good but most of it awful. I don't know...

Alvaro Uribe, Our Little Ghoul: U.S. Media’s Lame Coverage of Colombia’s...

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There was a presidential election in Colombia yesterday but you may not have noticed it because there has been relatively little reporting on the campaign...

Genocide Threat in South Sudan, Thanks to George Clooney, Nicholas Kristof...

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While world attention is focused on Aleppo, outgoing U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warns in an op-ed published by Newsweek that there's a real threat...

The Washington Babylon Explain-a-Nator: Who's crazier, Trump or the North...

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WTF is going on with the U.S. and North Korea? Will we be able to watch NFL games this Sunday, or will the world...

Sputnik Left’s Apologias for Chinese Oppression of Uighurs Rival Old Left...

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There are pretty much only two positions in the public square about the Chinese Communist Party's treatment of the Muslim Uighurs: the imperial saber-rattlers...