A Chill Wind from Poland

A Chill Wind from Poland

I’ve known Rafal Pankowski, the Polish academic and campaigner against anti-Semitism and racism, for almost 20 years, but I don’t think I’ve heard him sound as worried about the political situation in his country as I did when he addressed a seminar last week on...
Donald Trump and the Western Alliance

Donald Trump and the Western Alliance

U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to significantly reduce the number of American troops stationed in Germany has been causing ripples even among Republican lawmakers, who are—and not for the first time—expressing concern that the present administration cares little...
America, Israel and Original Sin

America, Israel and Original Sin

In one corner, you have the features of universal liberty: freedom of conscience, a free press, the right to own property, the right to elect political representatives, the right to move freely, the separation of legislative, executive and judicial powers, the...
Iran and Venezuela: The Unshakeable Alliance

Iran and Venezuela: The Unshakeable Alliance

In terms of putting on a spectacle, the current crop of leaders in Iran and Venezuela are a pale imitation of the situation a decade ago, when the double act of the late Hugo Chávez—then Venezuela’s undisputed comandante—and the Iranian President Mahmoud...