Oct 28, 2014

The Cold War and the cold shoulder

by Ghia Nodia

From the current Russian regime's perspective, declarations that EU and NATO expansion is about spreading values, accountable institutions and good governance — not military or economic competition — is beyond hypocritical.

Oct 21, 2014

Ebola: a wake-up call for America

by Abdul El-Sayed

The transmission of Ebola to two nurses responsible for the care of an Ebola patient in the U.S. has focused intense scrutiny on U.S. preparedness for a possible outbreak. Robust health agencies should not be taken for granted.

Oct 17, 2014

Rule 1: 'Don't do stupid stuff'

by Yoichi Funabashi

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.

Oct 14, 2014

Saudi Arabia's oil enigma

by John Kemp

Saudi Arabia is sometimes likened to a central bank managing the global oil market, adding or withdrawing supplies to control prices. But that vastly overstates the degree of influence, let alone control, that the kingdom exercises over the market.

Exploits of famed WWII bomber group go online

Oct 2, 2014

Exploits of famed WWII bomber group go online

by Susan Montoya Bryan

Thousands of feet above the Pacific Ocean, the bullets were coming fast and the flak was flying. Japanese fighter planes whizzed around like bees as the American forces in their lumbering B-24 bombers tried everything to reach their targets, save fuel and stay airborne ...

Afghanistan, U.S. sign long-delayed troop pact

Sep 30, 2014

Afghanistan, U.S. sign long-delayed troop pact

Afghanistan and the United States signed a deal Tuesday to allow some U.S. troops to stay in the country next year, signaling that new President Ashraf Ghani intends to mend frayed ties with Washington. Hamid Karzai, who stepped down as president on Monday, refused ...