Issues / War & Peace
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.
If new Peruvian President Ollanta Humala institutes aggressive policies that threaten coca production and leave behind piles of bodies, his political future will be in doubt.
A willingness to entertain the surgical implantation of explosives is a sign of either increased commitment or desperation on the part of jihadists.
The Obama administration's approach to the Afghan war is too narrowly focused. Instead, the administration should focus on India-Pakistan rapprochement as the hallmark of a cohesive South Asia strategy.