The British general election may prove as significant for Europe, and even for the United States, as for Britain itself.
The current transatlantic view of Europe is one of continental political decline, elegant at best but ominous at worst.
The framework agreement reached last week between the UN "5 plus 1" group and Iran has won general approval internationally, except in Israel and among Benjamin Netanyahu's Republican Party claque in Washington, where such was never expected.
The first foreign policy speech given by a major Republican presidential prospect, Jeb Bush, in mid-February, was notable for its display of ignorance about the world and its menaces. Unfortunately, such ignorance is common among Republicans.
Britain, Germany and France are all posting signs of dissent in the West.
The most devastating criticism that historians are likely to have of Barack Obama's record in the White House is his devastating failure in foreign policy -- a failure that stems from his willingness to leave the warrior ideologues of the State and Defense departments in place after becoming president.
What has the past year of war inside Ukraine been about?
A fundamental theme of Israeli propaganda -- and virtually its sole theme under the governments of Benjamin Netanyahu -- has been that anti-Semitism is responsible for the growing criticism of or hostility toward Israel and its policies.
The murder of Coptic Christians is one more instance of the sheer ignorance that's influencing events in the Middle East.