Erdogan’s strategy is quite clear. He says he is going to create a 'safe zone' in northern Syria by driving the 'Kurdish terrorists' out.
If Boris Johnson could engineer an emergency, he could ignore the 'surrender bill' (as he calls it) that forces him to seek an extension rather than crash out on Oct. 31.
Beijing's relative restraint is evidence of how worried it is.
Air forces are run by pilots, and they like to fly planes, but what happened in Saudi Arabia two weeks ago will finally give the civilian authorities arguments that the aviators cannot resist or ignore.
Donald Trump doesn’t want a full-scale war with Iran, and neither does Saudi Arabia. It probably won’t happen.
Maybe Jonathan Franzen will get over it too, eventually, but at the moment he thinks we’re doomed, and all we can do is little things to slow the apocalypse down a bit, and relish the brief time we have left.
Deeply unpopular at home, Turkey's strongman has a new plan to appeal to his critics: he’s going to move a million Kurds away from Turkey’s southern frontier with Syria, and replace them with a million Arabs.
Many Italians are sick to death of the country’s political and economic stagnation, and Salvini was brash and new. Nasty and bullying, too, especially towards non-whites and migrants, but many people didn’t mind that.