Issues / War & Peace
When it comes to nuclear weapons, there's a reality more real than "realism."
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa was in India earlier this month making promises to resettle the war-displaced Sri Lankan Tamil minority one year after his government's forces won a crippling victory over the Tamil Tiger insurgency.
With the latest Pentagon resignation, the Vietnam analogy continues to haunt the United States in Afghanistan.
High-level diplomatic engagement would benefit both the international community and Iran itself.
Ersatz Buddha wildly inflates extent of support for U.S. bases on Okinawa.
As the United States approaches next year's deadline to begin troop withdrawals from Afghanistan, questions about the legitimacy of joint military-wonk policy campaigns are churning just beneath the surface.
It's unlikely that the success of U.S./NATO Aghanistan strategy will depend on a brilliant general, no matter who he is.
Will Gen. Petraeus "surge" Afghanistan like he did Iraq?
Recent scrutiny of U.S.-Japan base realignment and Okinawan anti-base opposition has overshadowed U.S. military issues in South Korea. As others have argued, the struggle in Okinawa represents only one facet of the larger global struggle against U.S. bases.
Rhetoric and bombast can create its own reality and lead to a crisis.