Anna Ahronheim / 12 Jul 2019

The Russian Middle East

Moscow Takes Over From Washington

Three decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia is back. Not as an economic power. Western sanctions have seen to that. But as a military power.(...)

Joel Schalit / 26 Jun 2019

Turkey From Israel

The View From Above

I could see Istanbul from the plane. Staring out of the Cessna window at the sprawling city below, from the coastline to the horizon, it was hard to believe that there was anything else to Turkey.(...)

Mitchell Plitnick / 17 Jun 2019

Trump Against Iran

Europe in Crisis

The image of an oil tanker burning in the Gulf of Oman is a stern warning of the potential for war in the Middle East, as tensions continue to rise between the United States and Iran.(...)

Joel Schalit / 31 May 2019

The Blame Game

Germans and Antisemitism

“Their decision was racist,” my attorney said. “There was no legal basis to deny you permanent residency in Germany.”(...)

John Foster / 26 Apr 2019

The Way We Were

Britain At War

Long ago, while earning a library science degree, I worked as a manuscripts processing archivist at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. I handled letters and materials from the 17th century to the present.(...)

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