Issues / War & Peace
Ironically, the question of whether U.S. bases being built in Iraq should be, or clearly already are, permanent, is more of a U.S. domestic controversy than an issue between the United States and Iraq.
There's no light at the end of the tunnel, laments columnist Conn Hallinan in a comparison of the battle of Basra to the Tet offensive.
New leaders in Australia and South Korea could mean a shift in geopolitical weight in Asia.
Australia charts a brand new foreign policy.
The peace sign turns 50 this year. Barry Miles describes the origins of what has become a nearly universal symbol.
In his swan song, the U.S. president is trying to twist a few last arms across the Atlantic.
In the poem Possibility, Frances Payne Adler reflects on life after the closure of a military base.
By supporting Prime Minister al-Maliki in his attacks on Sadr's al-Mahdi army, the U.S. is now more deeply involved in Iraq's sectarian war.
Supposed "security improvements" in Iraq cited by the Bush administration may have more to do with the depth of ethnic cleansing than any positive developments.
Hardliners triumphed in the recent Iranian elections. But the way out of the nuclear impasse remains the same: negotiations.