Trudy Rubin

Trudy Rubin is a columnist and editorial-board member for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Over the past decade she has made multiple trips to Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Turkey, Israel and the West Bank and also written from Syria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Iran, Russia, Ukraine, South Korea and China.

Parallel paralyses of UK, US on display

The two great Anglo-Saxon democracies have sharp structural differences — a parliamentary party system versus a constitutional republic — yet both have ground to a screeching halt.

Cold War, World War III unlikely, but Russian experts disagree on Putin's foreign-policy plan

Is the United States embroiled in a new Cold War with Russia? On the verge of WWIII? As Washington imposes new economic sanctions on Moscow and the two countries barely missed a confrontation in Syria, these questions are being debated as hotly in Russia as in America.