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U.S. foreign policy train wreck

Sep 12, 2014

U.S. foreign policy train wreck

by William Pfaff

If the cease-fire and negotiation terms Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has signed with the country's pro-Russian insurgents in the southeast of his country and their friends in Moscow hold, U.S. President Barack Obama should thank him for an invaluable gift of peace to Americans ...

Sep 12, 2014

Co-opt the water hegemon

by Brahma Chellaney

The vast majority of the 57 transnational river basins in continental Asia have no water-sharing arrangement or any other cooperative mechanism — a troubling reality amid the already strained political relations in several Asian sub-regions.

Sep 12, 2014

Abbas will fail at U.N. without Hamas' backing

How Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas reconciles three critical but faltering relationships — with Hamas, the U.S. and Israel — will determine whether Israelis and Palestinians resume talking or fighting in the months ahead.

Raise U.S. defense spending now

Sep 9, 2014

Raise U.S. defense spending now

by Robert Samuelson

The Obama White House and Congress are systematically reducing America's military power as if the Ukraine crisis, the expansion of the Islamic State's footprint and China's harassment of ships in disputed waters have not happened in the past year.