Israel has publicly tip-toed around Russia’s invasion. Since Russia crossed Ukraine’s border in late February, Jerusalem has studiously avoided blaming Russian President Vladimir Putin by name.
The only mention of Iran in President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address on Tuesday was an unintentional one.
The invasion of Ukraine is the worst foreign policy misjudgment to come out of Moscow since the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05.
In their continuing reluctance to impose all possible sanctions on Russia, the United States and its allies were sending a dangerous signal not only to Moscow, but to autocratic leaders in Beijing, Tehran, and elsewhere.
Ethiopian peace remains elusive;
Turkey's growing African footprint;
Islamism plagues the Sahel;
U.S. pauses Sudan aid after recent violence