Recent Times Columns:

  • Will the Ends, Will the Means

    August 20th 2014

    Some important questions have gone unanswered in the Syria blame game.

  • Obama on the World

    August 9th 2014

    In a wide-ranging interview, the president explains American policy on Iraq, Putin and the Israelis and Palestinians.

  • Dear Guests

    August 6th 2014

    Some new and significant things were revealed in the Gaza war.

  • How This War Ends

    August 3rd 2014

    Any resolution won’t be cheap politically for either Hamas or Israel.

  • ‘Maybe in America’

    July 30th 2014

    Madagascar is an example of a combination of global pressures coming to a fore.

  • What Is News?

    July 27th 2014

    Madagascar, one of the world’s greatest ecosystems, is on the edge.

  • And Now for a Bit of Good News . . .

    July 20th 2014

    From taxi rides to overnight stays, the sharing economy is growing rapidly, and creating a village where your reputation is everything.

  • Order vs. Disorder, Part 2

    July 16th 2014

    The Israeli-Arab conflict has become a miniature of the most relevant divide in the world today.