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.
As he enters his second term, Barack Obama must confront the role of 'strategic patience' as a central driver of our current crisis in Korea.
Israel is clearly taking advantage of a severely weakened Syrian regime, correctly predicting that the Syrians are not in a position to retaliate.
Barack Obama's SOTU speech emphasizes "nation-building at home." But that doesn't mean an end to nation-bombing abroad.
Two recent polls find that Palestinians are drifting towards Hamas and are more willing to engage in violent resistance to free themselves of occupation.
The U.S. 'pivot' to the South and East China Seas has energised the American industrial-military complex, dimming the prospects for a peaceful resolution of the ongoing disputes in the region.