Wednesday, August 31, 2016
  1. Obama’s Real Mistake in Syria

    Christopher R. Hill

    Obama’s Real Mistake in Syria

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     argues that what went wrong with US policy is not what most people think.

    Newsart for Obama’s Real Mistake in Syria Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

    As US President Barack Obama’s eight-year term winds down, he has been facing intensifying criticism for failing to intervene early and forcefully to stop the carnage in Syria – what many call his “worst mistake.” But while Obama certainly made mistakes in Syria, rejecting US military intervention is not one of them. READ MORE

  2. America’s True Role in Syria

    Jeffrey D. Sachs
  3. Europe’s Last Chance

    Joschka Fischer

    Europe’s Last Chance

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     says that the European Union was based on a post-War Western liberal order that is now receding.

    Newsart for Europe’s Last Chance Adam Gault/Getty Images

    The European Union emerged from a triumphant period of Western liberal internationalism that now appears to be in retreat, alongside the peace and order it once safeguarded. At a time when Europe needs bold, future-oriented leadership, many Europeans are instead looking to the nationalism and isolationism of centuries past. READ MORE

  4. Reviving Arms Control in Europe

    Frank-Walter Steinmeier

    Reviving Arms Control in Europe

     proposes measures to bridge the widening divide between the West and Russia.

    Newsart for Reviving Arms Control in Europe Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images

    Russia has violated basic principles of peace – territorial integrity, free choice of alliances, and recognition of international law – that are non-negotiable for the West. But the West must likewise be united in seeking to avoid an upward spiral of antagonism and confrontation. READ MORE

  5. Colombia’s Gift to the World

    Shlomo Ben-Ami

    Colombia’s Gift to the World

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     applauds President Juan Manuel Santos for his innovative approach to making peace with the FARC.

    Newsart for Colombia’s Gift to the World Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images

    After four long years of talks in Havana, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has negotiated an end to his government’s armed conflict with the FARC guerrillas. The peace accord not only ends a six-decade conflict, but also establishes a new diplomatic model for peace processes everywhere. READ MORE

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