Sep 20, 2015

Crowds pack Havana's Revolution Square ahead of Mass by Pope Francis

Catholic faithful and fans of Pope Francis crowded into Havana’s iconic Revolution Square on Sunday to hear the Argentine pontiff celebrate Mass, the highlight of his trip to Cuba. Hundreds of Cubans and foreign visitors began streaming into the sprawling square overnight Saturday, camping ...

Oct 17, 2014

Rule 1: 'Don't do stupid stuff'


The challenge for the Obama administration as it "rebalances" toward the Asia-Pacific is that diplomatic and economic interactions lag military ties. That's why a system of trans-Pacific free trade in the region is vital.

Jun 13, 2014

Hillary Clinton breathes, we hold our breath


Hillary Clinton's book, "Hard Choices," is another tease in the dance of the seven veils. Her book is neither fish nor fowl, neither an autobiography like Barack Obama's "Audacity of Hope" nor a thrown-together candidate presentation like Mitt Romney's "No Apology: The Case for ...

Apr 24, 2014

Reaffirming the Japan-U.S. alliance

Pime Minister Shinzo Abe and visiting U.S. President Barack Obama play up the "unshakable" alliance between Japan and the U.S. as the cornerstone of peace and security in Asia.