Despite a massive effort by "pro-Israel" neoconservatives to derail his nomination, the Senate has voted to confirm Chuck Hagel as the next secretary of defense.
Appealing to jingoism is certainly easier than prompting national introspection, but is priming an audience for blood what we call art today?
Despite its triumphalism, the GDR museum in Berlin suggests that reunification remains an unfinished business.
Why then do we invest nothing at all at collecting, studying, assessing and exploiting peace-related intelligence?
Americans were once able to wrestle, bit by bit, power and influence from the wealthy elite--and if they did it once, they can certainly do so again.
While Washington publicly advocates for open dialogue and reform between Bahrain's regime and the opposition, its policy has so far avoided exerting any real pressure on the kingdom to achieve these ends.
While the official narrative of the Obama administration is sceptical of arming militant groups in Syria, divisions within the administration leave the door open for any number of policies toward the country.
The assassination of a progressive Tunisian leader is the culmination of a full-blown socio-economic and cultural crisis that has been brewing in the country for the past two years.
In one region of the world - in this century at least - the sun never rose on US-choreographed torture.
The Washington Post, along with other news outlets, had by "an informal arrangement" agreed two years ago to suppress news of a secret Saudi drone base - at the request of the Obama administration.