Commentary Topics

Feb 10, 2015

Obama's Middle East fantasy

by Eli Lake

For all of the problems posed by significant U.S. ground forces in the Middle East, it is the only option right now if President Barack Obama wishes to stop the advance of the Islamic State group without aiding the advance of the Islamic Republic ...

Feb 9, 2015

Indian voters allow for an upstart

by Chandrahas Choudhury

Perhaps a sense of the increasing lopsidedness of political power in India explains why so many voters around the country are so keenly interested in the results of last weekend's elections in the city-state of New Delhi, involving the fledgling Aam Aadmi Party.

Feb 9, 2015

Next U.N. secretary general

by Ramesh Thakur

With Ban Ki-moon's second term as U.N. secretary general ending Dec. 31, 2016, there are said to be at least three candidates to replace the South Korean. And former Prime Ministers Helen Clark of New Zealand and Kevin Rudd of Australia are believed to ...