Regions / North America
Robert Gates may have been the antidote to Donald Rumsfeld and written an honest memoir, but he was also integral to stoking the fire of U.S. hostility toward Iran.
President Obama used the tired refrain about a nuclear terrorist attack to deflect concerns about Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
In the wake of the Kunming attack, experts expect the Chinese government to crack down hard on Uighurs and anyone sympathetic to them.
The Senate's leading Cuba hawks place the island--which they have never visited--at the center of every U.S. policy question on Latin America.
An interview with Wang Ping, a poet and activist working to build a sense of kinship between the peoples of the Yangtze and Mississippi River valleys.
Sanctioning Russia may actually reduce its incentive to change course in Crimea.
Far from simply removing tariffs, the proposed “free trade” agreement between the United States and the European Union undermines representative democracy.
The Obama administration's nebulous "Pacific Pivot" is setting the stage for a superpower conflict in East Asia.
There are still significant challenges to reaching a permanent deal on Iran’s nuclear enrichment program, but there's plenty of room to compromise.
U.S. foreign policy is anything but demilitarized. But where the Bush team saw every problem as a nail, the Obama team wields more than just a hammer.