NEW YORK – French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was not speaking metaphorically when he said that France is at war with radical Islam. There is, indeed, a full-fledged war underway, and the heinous terrorist attacks in Paris were part of it. Yet, like most wars, this one is about more than religion, fanaticism, and ideology. It is also about geopolitics, and its ultimate solution lies in geopolitics as well.
Jeffrey D. Sachs is a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in
sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author, and
syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more
than 80 countries.