Is Norway the New East India Company?

A tale of gas and oil, opium and hypocrisy: If climate activists are unable to convince the richest country in the world of the benefits of climate control, how do they plan to convince Mexico, Nigeria or Russia?

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Transatlantic Relations After the Afghanistan Debacle

Reflections on the need to guard against the false prophets of making hay out of the current situation by effectively doing China’s bidding inside Europe, especially inside Germany.

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US and Afghanistan: War Lost, Empire Prevailing?

Unless the U.S. can accept a more modest role in a multipolar world, more Afghanistan-type misadventures are inevitable.

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(Un)Folding Secrets: The Dangers of Silence in the Face of Atrocities

Tracing my mother’s journey from Warsaw to New Zealand via Palestine.

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Sudan: Justice for Darfur Genocide Finally in Sight?

Domestic peace at long last? Sudan’s fraught path to the ICC in The Hague.

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Anchovies – Hate Them? Love Them!

Plus: A recipe for Southeast Asian bumbu sauce

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Afghanistan: A Bellwether for Saudi-Iranian Rivalry?

Afghanistan could emerge as a venue for Middle Eastern rivalries.

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The United States as Number 2?

The Republican Party is utterly unprepared for the hard realities of relative U.S. decline vis-à-vis China.

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Lunch in Spain

Explaining one of the world’s most unique culinary traditions.

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The Importance of Dark Sky Preserves

Like the world’s dwindling forests, the stars at night are also in danger of disappearing.

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