China is modernizing its navy, but is it really about to build a network of overseas bases?
What will we say when other governments follow our example by providing immunity from prosecution to torturers?
The United States wants to negotiate with the Taliban from a position of strength. But reining in Afghan government corruption, not applying ever more military pressure, is the key to gaining a strong hand.
Saudi Arabia has played the lead role in countering the Arab Spring, but Saudi women are gaining momentum in their own campaign for driving rights.
Celebrities are going global in their activism. But are they doing the right thing?
In the 2010 fiscal year alone, the U.S. Border Patrol nabbed 447,000 would-be illegal immigrants along the southern border. In 2009, 417 were found dead, meeting their end in an attempt at a better life.
Robots were a major force in the automation drive that made Japan the most competitive nation in manufacturing in the 1980s. That glory seems to have faded in recent decades, and Japanese robotics are no exception.
Land investments - the purchase or lease of vast tracts of land from mostly poor, developing countries by wealthier food-insecure nations and private investors for the production and export of food and agrofuel crops - have become a very fast-paced international phenomenon.
What's needed to break the prolonged impasse in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks is sustained international involvement to broker a real solution -- over the parties' heads if necessary.
There's a growing bipartisan consensus in favor of a prolonged "residual" occupation of Iraq without any open debate about the merits of this dangerous and expensive plan.