Issues / War & Peace
The time may be at hand when Myanmar's ethnic minorities can overwhelm the Myanmar army.
And here's the saddest thing: the Bush administration's most extreme ideas when it comes to Global War On Terror are now the humdrum norm of Obama administration policies -- and hardly anyone thinks it's worth a comment.
China is modernizing its navy, but is it really about to build a network of overseas bases?
The United States is spending even more of its GDP on Afghanistan than did the Soviet Union.
Increase in defense spending a symptom, in part, of bad economy.
The U.S.-trained Iraqi commando corps -- arguably one of the Iraq War's few success stories -- may be misused or dissolved when the U.S. leaves.
The United States wants to negotiate with the Taliban from a position of strength. But reining in Afghan government corruption, not applying ever more military pressure, is the key to gaining a strong hand.
Celebrities are going global in their activism. But are they doing the right thing?
Our troops are best supported by using them in the most judicious -- and just -- manner possible.
What's needed to break the prolonged impasse in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks is sustained international involvement to broker a real solution -- over the parties' heads if necessary.