Regions / North America
Hagel's hearing demonstrated quite dramatically how Israel dominates the foreign-policy agenda on Capitol Hill.
The Senate's "Gang of Eight" insists on making immigrant reform contingent upon strictly enforced border control measures.
U.S. President Barack Obama's optimism about restarting the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians has been met with scepticism from many seasoned Middle East experts.
Chuck Hagel may well be, as Mr. Obama contends, "the leader that our troops deserve." But don't the American people deserve a little honesty from that leader about the war that shaped him?
Non-nuclear weapons states forget that the nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty exists at their pleasure.
Drones are becoming increasingly ubiquitous, not to mention -- however artificially -- intelligent.
Exactly what is waterboarding a prisoner 83 -- or 183 -- times supposed to accomplish?
At the very least least, Chuck Hagel knows war intimately.
Current U.S. gun control legislation neglects the opportunity to reduce the flow of arms over the Mexican border.
Nuclear weapons and voter ignorance are a lethal mix.