Conflict & Justice

How Norway threw away the term 'lone wolf'

Norwegians watching news out of Charleston, South Carolina are reminded of another mass shooting, in July 2011. An Oslo newspaper columnist recalls that her colleagues were unequivocal about calling Anders Behring Breivik a terrorist, and she thinks American media should not be shy about calling the Charleston church shooting an act of terrorism.


Obama babysteps into the fray in the Middle East

President Obama immediately named former Senate majority leader George Mitchell as special envoy to the Middle East and former United Nations ambassador Richard Holbrooke as envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, making it clear foreign policy is a priority.