Claire Berlinski is a City Journal contributing editor, a freelance investigative journalist, travel writer, biographer, and novelist who lives in Istanbul. She is the author of Menace in Europe: Why the Continent's Crisis is America's, Too, and There is No Alternative: Why Margaret Thatcher Matters, which Newt Gingrich said "every American should read" and Theodore Dalrymple described as "about as powerful a defense of Thatcher’s record as is likely ever to be written.” She has also written two spy novels, Loose Lips and Lion Eyes. Follow her on http://ricochet.com/, www.facebook.com/people/Claire-Berlinski, http://twitter.com/ClaireBerlinski. Read more at http://www.berlinski.com
Analyzing the most important questions of American foreign policy
The United States cannot draw a red line with Iran without direct negotiations
The shutdown of the Kaesong Industrial Complex leaves South Korea unscathed but creates a predicament for China
The last thing we want with North Korea is a war of words
Criticizing the decision to invade Iraq may be harder than you think.
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A mother of three and a passionate conservative, Shirley Husar changes the game.
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Published 10:33 p.m. February 15, 2011
Turkish Prime Minister Reccep Tayip Erdoğan has begun pressing charges against bloggers whose writings meet with his displeasure.
Published 5:02 a.m. February 5, 2011
Note to the Middle East: You live by the conspiracy theory, you die by the conspiracy theory.
Published 3:50 p.m. January 23, 2011
At least the good thing about this situation is that Catherine Ashton and the Iranians are being kept busy.
Published 4:31 a.m. January 17, 2011
There's more to Turkey's freak crisis than it seems
Published 4:26 p.m. January 14, 2011
Martial arts conversations in Istanbul
Published 1:53 a.m. December 9, 2010
Türk Telekom's customer service is a tribute to the power of privatization, not to the surveillance state; I think.