Issues / War & Peace
The West's sanctions on Iran are hurting the country's middle class and marginalizing the country's pragmatists. But they can neither cripple Iran's economy nor halt its nuclear program.
Whatever one thinks of Paul's candidacy, he has been raising legitimate and oft-ignored questions about U.S. military bases and troops abroad.
Libya is not a convincing precedent for intervening in Syria by arming opposition groups.
Nir Rosen's reporting from Syria for alJazeera reveals the character of the opposition.
President Obama, too, is pushing the envelope with Tehran to keep the Republicans at bay.
Iran is so militarily disadvantaged compared to its opponents as to make its threat to close the entrance to the Persian Gulf almost farcical.
Tax cuts for the rich means less money for national security.
The United States may also be working to ensure Georgian President Saakashvili's re-election.
Though well-intentioned, the use of drones to conduct surveillance for human rights violations is ill-advised.
There is perhaps more common ground between Okinawans and Marines than either Washington or Tokyo imagines.