Commentary Topics

Aug 1, 2014

Christian Arabs forced to flee

by Gwynne Dyer

There were still about 60,000 Christians in Mosul when the U.S. and its sidekicks invaded Iraq 11 years ago. Only two months after the arrival of ISIS extremists, there are none. How did these and other Christian Arabs lose their place in the Arab ...

Jul 29, 2014

U.S. reassurance, resolve in Asia

by James Steinberg

As territorial frictions involving China and its neighbors persist in the East and South China Seas, U.S. strategy needs to balance resolve with reassurance without tempting Chinese war planners to further develop their country's capabilities.

Jul 28, 2014

No letup in the inhumanity

by Kevin Rafferty

Where are the peacemakers hiding? In China, Japan, South Korea, Ukraine, Russia and the Middle East, leaders have dug in and are picking at old sores and animosities, even trying to celebrate them.