Less than a year ago, General David Petraeus saluted smartly and pledged his loyal support for President Obama’s decision to start withdrawing U.S. forces from Afghanistan in July 2011.
Nearly a week after the abrupt departure of Washington’s top commander in Afghanistan, U.S. strategy for reversing the flood of bad news that has been recently pouring out of that strife-torn country remains as unclear as ever.
The East African Community has accelerated negotiations with Europe for an Economic Partnership Agreement. The race is on for negotiators and lobbyists to either let Europe in or keep it out.
The G20 has promised developing countries a lot of money. But the money funneled through the multilateral banks has not benefitted the poorest.
Recent scrutiny of U.S.-Japan base realignment and Okinawan anti-base opposition has overshadowed U.S. military issues in South Korea. As others have argued, the struggle in Okinawa represents only one facet of the larger global struggle against U.S. bases.
An overwhelming majority of Americans (84 percent) believe they have a responsibility to help Haiti. That’s what a CBS poll tells us. But how much of this benevolence is media-driven, and how much represents a core belief of American attitudes toward foreign aid?
Mark it on your calendar. It seems we’ve finally entered the Soviet era in America.
Shepard Fairey may have been a recurring artist over three exhibits on May 15, 2010, but the political threads that ran through each of the presentations were more exciting. “Revolutionary” was the theme du jour.
Unlike Mexican border states where drug-fueled violence has been on the upswing, violent crime rates in U.S. states bordering Mexico have been decreasing for the last several years.
South Africans appear to have had their constitutional right to protest suspended during the 2010 World Cup, following a directive from the country’s police service (SAPS) to municipalities hosting matches.
In his first National Security Strategy (NSS), President Barack Obama Thursday pledged to maintain Washington’s “military superiority” but stressed that the persistence of the nation’s global power will depend more on the health of its domestic economy and international cooperation.
Graduates of the class of 2010, I’m honored to have been asked to address you today, but I would not want to be you.
In a May 11 Washington Times editorial, Frank Gaffney, Ed Meese, Clifford May, and four additional coauthors called for a “renewed adherence to the national security philosophy of President Ronald Reagan: ‘Peace Through Strength.'”
Mention “The Insular Empire” to the average American, and they’d likely have no idea what you were talking about. They probably still wouldn’t get it if you gave them another clue: “America in the Mariana Islands.” These are the title and subtitle of a new film by Vanessa Warheit, which began screening on PBS earlier this year.
Since Apr. 26, a state of emergency has been in effect in five northern provinces of Paraguay, which represent a third of the nation’s territory.