Mr. Netanyahu goes to Washington

Image (above): Ahasuerus and Haman at the Feast of Esther, oil painting by Rembrandt van Rijn, 1660. Netanyahu drew on the story of Esther, the Jewish queen of Persia, in his speech to the U.S. Congress. The prime minister of Israel, Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu, addressed a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. This time, he […]

Eagle vs. Bear: How to play

In the news: Russia scraps plan to deploy nuclear-capable missiles in Kaliningrad It’s pretty simple. Under President Bush, America pushes a missile defense system in eastern Europe, claiming it’s meant to protect against so-called rogue nations like Iran. Russia replies that there is an existing radar array in Azerbaijan, built by the Russians, and located […]