Issues / War & Peace
The Obama administration's policy toward Iraq largely continues the policies of the Bush years.
The president devoted only 10 percent of his speech to foreign policy.
An emphasis on non-military engagement can't hide the fact that Obama is spending more on defense than Bush.
The wonder weapon of our present moment is the missile-armed unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, now doing our dirty work, an endless series of targeted assassinations, in the Afghan-Pakistani borderlands.
The U.S. treatment of Haiti is, unfortunately, nothing new.
The Obama administration has failed to close the facility by its own deadline. Columnist Frida Berrigan examines what went wrong.
The United States punished Yemen 20 years ago by cutting off aid. Today, the United States is punishing Yemen by sending aid.
The United States could be creating a failed state where there wasn't one before.
Afghanistan and the U.S. military escalation in the civil war there dominated foreign-related news coverage by the three major U.S. television networks in 2009, according to the latest annual review by the authoritative Tyndall Report.
The latest attempt to highlight the crisis in Gaza captured some media attention. But a failure to balance principle with pragmatism meant that the Gaza Freedom March did not achieve its full potential.