What is a state? In diplomatic circles, it is a deceptively simple question – at what point and under what circumstances does an area become its own country? In the modern world, it is a question without a simple answer, yet it is one that the global community will likely have to grapple with i
This week, I've been pondering over the reported breakthrough in the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. There have been many moments in this sixty year-old conflict that seemed like they would climax in a denouement, but something would always fall apart in the last minute. The latest developments
We read the headlines and are told the news. Endless death tolls, violence, poverty and war. We watch the commercials on television pleading for our help. It all seems so far away and so very easy to dismiss. We take our national security very seriously.