The World is Spinning Out of Control Fast

- February 8, 2014

A distinguished U.S. diplomat, the late Larry Eagleburger, quipped in 1979 we would soon miss the USSR. He was a little premature on the “soon” but correct otherwise.

Climate Change: Crisis or Opportunity?

- January 31, 2014

Whether or not one agrees that climate change directly affects our lives, there is no disputing that weather patterns have changed in the last few […]

Turkey’s Schizophrenia Pushes EU Away

- January 25, 2014

Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s seems to have accepted his country will never become a member of the European Union despite its economic attractions.

Andreas Papandreou’s Legacy of Disorder

- January 25, 2014

The saga of Christodoulos Xiros, the Nov. 17 terrorist who skipped out on leave, shows Greece is far from re-establishing a viable political system.

There’s Just No Substitute for Philotimo

- January 18, 2014

January, the month during which we celebrate The Three Hierarchs and Greek Letters, is a great time for some self-reflection. In our time, theologians like […]

The Endless Fanatic War Within Iran

- January 12, 2014

The Revolution of the Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979 followed almost immediately by the Mujahedeen movement in Afghanistan inspired an Islamic awakening that has unfolded in […]

Who We Want To Fight In Mideast

- January 12, 2014

The appalling bloodshed in the Middle East has led many generally well-meaning Americans to demand that we “do something” about it. Many, and not just […]

The Year 2014 Will Be Worse

- December 28, 2013

Here we go again, hearing those of us with inflated egos predict what will happen in the next 12 months. The year 2013 confirmed this […]

Athens’ Deadly December of 1944

- December 28, 2013

As Greece is going through a period of economic devastation and political schism, it is worthwhile to remember what took place in the streets of […]

A Healthy Vision for New York

- December 9, 2013

As I reflect on how New York City’s health problems can be solved, I am savoring the remarks of a new Mayor with ideas to […]