Issues / Democracy & Governance
The recent and highly unusual public launch of a "conference committee" of both houses of Congress to hash out differences in long-pending legislation to impose unilateral sanctions on Iran marks a new stage in the escalating debate over what to do about Tehran's nuclear programme.
US policy towards India can no longer be reduced to narrowly defined regional issues, especially after a decade of sustained growth and the changes wrought by the Bush administration.
When representatives from 136 countries attended the high-level International Donors' Conference in New York on March 31, it looked like good news for Haiti.
Are we in the process of giving up our nuclear addiction, or is this just flimflam from an addict who refuses to go cold turkey?
Eastern Europe is caught between two implacable forces. Bulgaria, in particular, might find power in its pivotal position.
Intolerance and bigotry lie at the root of Islamophobia -- that and a thousand years of protracted conflict and bloodshed.
It's not just the minaret issue in Switzerland. Or the head scarf issue in France. Anti-Islamic sentiment is growing Europe-wide.
It is doubtful that current tensions between the two countries will lead to a long-term divorce.
Support for nuclear disarmament has spread to the heart of the Atlantic alliance and beyond.
The new Europe needs a grand strategy. It should look to diplomacy.