Ortega in His Labyrinth

Ortega in His Labyrinth

Nicaragua’s president has created an insular dynastic tyranny that eerily resembles the one against which he fought decades ago.

Diplomacy is the only way forward in Afghanistan now

Diplomacy is the only way forward in Afghanistan now

The Taliban aren’t likely to be America’s friends. But they don’t have to be our enemy either.

The inevitability of the Afghan tragedy

The inevitability of the Afghan tragedy

Two decades of delusion and confusion about America’s endgame in Afghanistan don’t make the Taliban takeover any less of a catastrophe. Just don’t call it a surprise.

The empty gesture of imposing sanctions on Cuba and Iran

The empty gesture of imposing sanctions on Cuba and Iran

External pressure hurts ordinary people and doesn’t budge incalcitrant regimes. But tough-guy posturing pays off for American presidents.

America has its own virus secrets

America has its own virus secrets

Our military’s long history of biological research complicates the quest to clear up what really happened in Wuhan.