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Joel Brinkley

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  • Joel Brinkley: Putin's hypocrisy on Syria is galling

    Vladimir Putin may be the world's most hypocritical leader. The debate over the Syrian chemical weapons attack has brought this into sharp focus. The Russian president has repeatedly called the idea that the Syrian government carried out the attack...
  • Joel Brinkley: Rubber-stamped aid to Afghanistan is shameful

    The annual federal-budget fight is under way, and to reduce the deficit, Republicans want to slash Medicare, Social Security and other government services while delaying or killing the Affordable Care Act, which begins to take full effect next month....
  • Joel Brinkley: Resilient al-Qaeda has metastasized

    Only a few months have passed since President Obama last boasted that al-Qaeda is on "the path to defeat." But then, just a few days ago, his State Department issued what it called a "worldwide caution" on "the continuing threat of terrorist actions...
  • Joel Brinkley: Shutdown is damaging U.S. reputation abroad

    The dire effects of the government shutdown reach far beyond the hundreds of thousands of furloughed government workers -- along with all the stores, restaurants and other businesses that rely on them as customers. The shutdown is damaging America's...
  • China faces urgent health crisis

    China is poisoning its own people and making no apparent effort to stop this. Most people know about the unprecedented air pollution in major Chinese cities. For months, photos of Beijing and other cities obscured by the gray-brown muck have been on...
  • Joel Brinkley: Karzai's demands may create horrid future for Afghanistan

    The Afghan people's most dangerous foe is not the Taliban. It's not Pakistan or al-Qaeda. No, it's their president, Hamid Karzai. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Kabul earlier this month and spent more than 24 hours with Karzai, trying to work...
  • Joel Brinkley: Civil war in Syria is a humanitarian disaster

    It's sad enough that at least 115,000 Syrians have been killed since the nation's civil war began, but the World Health Organization reports that 575,000 others have been injured - a number the organization expects to climb by 30 percent within the next...
  • Joel Brinkley: Middle East turmoil finally catches up with Tunisia

    While nearly every one of the nations caught up in the Arab Spring since 2011 still suffered and seethed, for a long time Tunisia, the birthplace of the revolts, stood head and shoulders above the rest with a moderate leader and a relatively peaceful,...
  • Joel Brinkley: Iran's looming environmental crisis

    The world is watching the ongoing negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program. They began days after tens of thousands of Iranian demonstrators screamed "Death to America!" as they remonstrated outside the former United States embassy in Tehran....
  • Joel Brinkley: Critical worldwide shortages could lead to water wars

    Get ready for the water wars. Most of the world's population takes water for granted, just like air -- two life-sustaining substances. After all, the human body is nearly two-thirds water. But a Hindustan Times blogger said that in India right now, as...
  • Why did the U.S. go to bat for Morsi?

    Why did the U.S. go to bat for Morsi?
    Mohamed Morsi holds a singular distinction. While president of Egypt, he was the world's only democratically elected leader to motivate more than 20 million of his people, one-quarter of the population, to sign a petition calling for his ouster....