Originally published on Huffington Post – Posted: 07/09/2009 5:12 am EDT Updated: 05/25/2011 1:25 pm EDT   This ancient fortress city that guards the traditional invasion route along the Meuse River from Germany into France is a good place to reflect on the lingering myths that still cloud our understanding […]

21 February 2015 WASHINGTON DC – The hostess of our elegant Georgetown dinner party was breathing fire. We had been waiting for over an hour for the guest of honor, renowned journalist Arnaud de Borchgrave. Suddenly, the door burst open and a modestly sized man with a deep tan bowed […]

May 24, 2014 GENEVA – Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin usually wears a perfect poker face. But last week in Shanghai, the icy-cold Russian president came awfully close to bursting into a big grin. And why not? Putin had just stolen a march on his western rivals. The US-British attempt to […]