Earlier this month, following Australia’s lead, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper proposed prohibiting travel to terrorism hot spots like Iraq and Syria. But a travel ban is likely to be ineffective and even counterproductive in dealing with homegrown terrorism and the flow of foreign fighters.
Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has found a convenient scapegoat for the multiplying problems besetting Venezuela’s economy and its people: neighboring Colombia. And it’s just in time to affect crucial legislative elections in December that could threaten his hold on power.
Jeb Bush’s major foreign policy speech earlier this month offered a lesson in the pitfalls of a politician named Bush talking about Iraq. But Bush and other Republican presidential candidates are doing more than engaging in historical revisionism; they are missing the larger lessons of what went wrong in Iraq.