Regions / North America
The advance of the homeland security state along the U.S.-Canada border, funded and supported by Congress, seems both uncontroversial - and unstoppable.
New revelations about the U.S. torture regime require new responses.
Missile defense cuts off the nose to spite the face.
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?