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Jay Nordlinger
A Nobel Prize That Won’t Scare Assad

Sometimes, the Nobel Peace Prize has a frontrunner, or perceived frontrunner, as it did ten years ago. That year, Pope John Paul II was the favorite. Václav Havel, the Czech leader, was also in the mix. But the 2003 prize went to an Iranian human-rights lawyer, Shirin Ebadi. She had not even known she was […]

Peace Prize Follies

The Nobel Peace Prize has a checkered history, to put it mildly. Here’s why.

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Xi who must be obeyed

The Chinese President’s new status as “core” leader will strengthen his hand, but rifts remain within the Party.

Deal or No Deal

The answer isn’t straightforward, and it’s likely to be decided by our next president.

Asia's Game of Thrones

As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.


By snubbing nuclear power, Berlin has consigned itself to decades of coal dependence.

The European Immigration Crisis

There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

Miracles Can Happen

It’s probably not a model for the country (as some analysts would have it), but it shows that compromise is possible when all parties involved are committed to finding a practical solution.

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