Issues / War & Peace
Planners in the Egyptian military want to boost the old defense-industrial complex by cultivating new smaller scale projects that partner the Egyptian armed forces with a diverse portfolio of second- and third-tier foreign defense manufacturers.
President Obama's new budget requests an increase in State Department funding, but simultaneously decreases funds vital for humanitarian, health, and other aid groups.
The presence of military bases in Japan has been a strong cause of unrest and outspoken frustation.
"If we manage to avoid this war, someone will deserve a Peace Prize, but probably not someone who already has one."
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.