The CIA's drone war in Pakistan is setting precedents that will one day come back to haunt America.
The question is not whether Israel will attack Iran -- it already has.
Another round of flooding in Pakistan offers the United States an opportunity to build goodwill in a strained relationship.
The nuclear intelligence that the media is fixated on consists mostly of allegations of abstract research that have been floating around for years.
How to pay for the crisis while making the country more equitable, green, and secure.
Multinational mining interests are using trade and investment treaties to turn profits and undermine democracy.
The problem here is "governance failure." Or maybe we should just call it "decadence." The United States may at this point be so weakened by rot and ideology that it is unable even to act in its own interests, let alone the interests of its people, let alone the interests of humanity as a whole.
Funding for agricultural development - some US$7.7 billion worth - would be directed in large part to genetically modified crop research. In other words, food aid policy for the first time mandates the use of genetic modification technologies.
The nuclear threat, organizers say, extends beyond Tohoku, even beyond Japan. And indeed, this is the message that has been heard around the world, as the anti-nuke protest and politics were staged with specific reference to Fukushima (sadly, rarely with respect to the wider Tohoku region).
The Chinese economy continues to grow at a fast pace. But signs of distress lurk just below the surface.