What’s in a Peace Prize

The prizefare theory, as enunciated by David Frum, says pacifist manipulation: That Nobel was not a gesture of Obama-worship by left-leaning Norwegians. It was the very opposite: It was a pre-emptive strike against Obama, an attempt to neutralize him. How can a Peace Nobelist strike Iranian nuclear plants? Or wage a protracted war in Afghanistan? … Read more

Georgian Reflections

The EU has faulted both sides in the 2008 Russia-Georgia conflict for violations of international law.  Russia, unsurprisingly, broke international law by its invasion of Georgia and its attacks on Georgian civilian infrastructure.  Though if that’s against international law, color me confused as to nations are supposed to fight wars and if any of them … Read more