MARK STEYN: Obama the unrealistic realist, National Review Online

If you happen to live in Kabul or Jalalabad, Ghurian or Kandahar, then a U.S. presidential speech about Afghanistan is, indeed, about Afghanistan. If you live anywhere else on the planet, a U.S. presidential speech about Afghanistan is really about America — about American will, American purpose, American energy. How quickly the bright new dawn […]

ROSS DOUTHAT: Europe’s Minaret Moment, NYTimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist – Europe’s Minaret Moment – NYTimes.com.

Matthias Küntzel: The West goes wobbly on Iran, The Weekly Standard

On November 18, Iran’s foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki rejected a proposal that his country should export some 70 percent of its low-enriched uranium for further processing abroad. On November 20, the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany met in Brussels and urged Iran to reconsider. “I continue to hold out the […]

Pirate stock exchange helps fund hijackings, Financial Post

HARADHEERE, Somalia — In Somalia’s main pirate lair of Haradheere, the sea gangs have set up a cooperative to fund their hijackings offshore, a sort of stock exchange meets criminal syndicate. Heavily armed pirates from the lawless Horn of Africa nation have terrorized shipping lanes in the Indian Ocean and strategic Gulf of Aden, which […]

Preparing for Global Collapse – by Vasko Kohlmayer

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The banks brace for an economic meltdown of epic proportions.

A Survivor’s Battle Against Female Genital Mutilation – by Jamie Glazov

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Lucy Mashua confronts the mutilators world-wide.

Will You Help Save a Girl From Mutilation? – by Jamie Glazov

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Lucy Mashua, a victim of female genital mutilation, leads a new worldwide campaign.