Regions / North America
The elections of Sunday, July 4th, in 14 Mexican states can be seen as a struggle for Mexican territories by diverse power groups, including the drug cartels.
Have you ever thought about just how strange this country's version of normal truly is? Let me make my point with a single, hardly noticed Washington Post news story that's been on my mind for a while. It represents the sort of reporting that, in our world, zips by with next to no reaction, despite the true weirdness buried in it.
Unchecked growth in intelligence agencies raises troubling questions and even affects how we interact with neighbors.
Unchecked growth in intelligence agencies even affects how those who live near them interact with neighbors.
As success in Afghanistan becomes more uncertain, Conn Hallinan argues that the problem is not Afghanistan, but the entire concept of counterinsurgency.
Early on at the U.S. Social Forum, I was struck by the disjuncture between the huge ambition of the assembly and the limitations of the conference's agenda and slate of decentralized workshops.
The Obama administration took office in 2009 determined to move beyond might-makes-right-makes-might unilateralism of the Bush years, and reassert America's global influence as the most principled and powerful guarantor of rule-based multilateralism.
Those who most need to hear alternative points of view on drug policies turn a deaf ear to those most affected by them.
A new film reveals the American empire at home -- in the Mariana Islands.
What can you get for a trillion dollars? A new report looks at how how the Pentagon can contribute significantly to deficit reduction while advancing national security goals.