Why the British thought a vaguely worded statement would galvanize American Jewish support for World War I - and how it became the engine that led to the State of Israel
What does a democracy do when the man elected to head it obviously doesn’t have the minimal qualifications to run a state, and could cause it and the whole world to deteriorate into deep crises?
ISIS wishes to make radical Islam great again, author Mark Lilla contends
The reasons vary from country to country, but at least four processes are shared by all of them
I can manage without one and not feel that my human rights have been violated. The key thing is the openness to the religiously observant ‘other’ and slight concessions for the sake of solidarity
It's no coincidence that the father of modern Jewish historiography opens his key work with Joshua, not Abraham. This is the history of a nation, even if the religion was destined to become a major element.
The Poles err in criminalizing any reference to their involvement in the Holocaust. They did suffer – but also have things to answer for.
With the Baghdad government weak and the Kurdish leaders careful, the Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq is a de-facto state.
Staying stuck in the old leftist rhetoric will advance neither the solution of the conflict nor the chance of replacing the current government.
As with the Palestinians in 1948, when the backbone of society isn’t willing to fight for the country, it can’t survive.