Apr 8, 2014

U.S. empire beyond salvation

by Ramzy Baroud

For 25 years, the U.S. has tried to police the world for its own interests and failed. Now, it can't even cut and run from Iraq and Afghanistan because it is too deeply entrenched in the Middle East.

Mar 20, 2014

Japan, U.S., S. Korea eye summit next week

Japan, the United States and South Korea are preparing for a possible summit next week in the Netherlands, where the countries’ leaders are scheduled to attend an international conference, Japanese sources said Thursday. The event provides an opportunity for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to ...

Mar 15, 2014

Abe's denial of sex slave review finds favor in U.S.

The United States welcomes Prime Minister Shizno Abe’s clarification in a Diet session Friday that he will not abandon the 1993 Kono statement apologizing for wartime sex slaves, a U.S. State Department spokesman said. “We welcome Prime Minister Abe’s statements in the Diet . ...

Mar 7, 2014

China gains from U.S.-Russia face-off

by Brahma Chellaney

The clear geopolitical winner from the U.S.-Russian face-off over Ukraine will be an increasingly muscular China, which harps on historical grievances — real or imaginary — to justify its claims to territories and fishing areas long held by other Asian states.

Mar 7, 2014

What U.S. media won't say about Russia's actions

by Ted Rall

If America's foreign correspondents only knew that millions of ethnic Russians in former Soviet Republics have suffered widespread discrimination and harassment since the 1991 Soviet collapse — beginning with laws eliminating Russian as an official language — maybe they wouldn't be falling down on ...