For some bizarre reason, U.S. observers expect the latest Chinese leader to suddenly tear off his clothes and reveal a Captain America suit underneath.
Are the changes in Tunisia deep and enduring, or simply cosmetic?
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.
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.
As global warming takes its toll on the South China Sea, an already tense political climate could become more perilous.
Iran is so militarily disadvantaged compared to its opponents as to make its threat to close the entrance to the Persian Gulf almost farcical.
Russia's push to explore for oil in the Arctic is bad news.
There is perhaps more common ground between Okinawans and Marines than either Washington or Tokyo imagines.