Regions / Europe & Central Asia
What if the same demanding standard that was applied to the economy in this election had been applied to the war in Afghanistan?
The New START treaty is best called an arms affirmation treaty, since ratification will affirm the continued commitment to maintain and fund our nuclear and non-nuclear weapons programs.
Longtime UN champion Canada's recent failure to win a non-permanent seat on the Security Council speaks volumes about the global community's reaction to Stephen Harper's reactionary international positions.
Despite the fevered minds of right-wing Russians and Americans, a Chinese military invasion of Siberia is not in the works.
The U.S. military and NATO are finding it harder and harder to sell a particular assault as the key to victory.
No amount of expensive innovation in arms can provide for a sustainable counterinsurgency operation.
Desperate to secure supply routes to Afghanistan, the United States has been spending at least six times more on military aid for the mostly authoritarian states of Central Asia than on efforts to promote political liberalisation and human rights in the region.
By occupying Afghanistan, the United States hurts itself in almost as many ways as it does Afghanistan.
India and Pakistan's dangerous dance requires careful choreography.
Grandiosity plus ineptitude equals a senseless death.