Despite some conventional thinking in his approach to the Americas, Obama's statements so far give prompt Laura Carlsen to make a leap of faith.
Columnist Michael Klare explains that the war between Russia and Georgia centers around a critical oil pipeline that runs through South Ossetia and that Russia doesn't control.
No one seems to be listening to the Afghans. We should be.
Columnist Frida Berrigan discusses how to ensure that the next administration is not left with a major nuclear mess on its hands.
When it comes to climate change, columnist Walden Bello writes, the G8 got its numbers all wrong.
The unpopularity of the United States in Pakistan should force Washington to rethink its policies, argues columnist Zia Mian.
Gigantic dams have returned to Latin America, reports columnist Laura Carlsen, and they're just as destructive as the old ones.
Columnist Michael Klare says that it's time to start thinking about the post-oil era.
Politics is much like physics, columnist Conn Hallinan argues: for every reaction there is an equal and opposite reaction. And NATO is generating just such a reaction.
Misplaced money, cost overruns, contractors gone wild: the Pentagon is in dire need of austerity and oversight.