The region's newfound independence may blunt the impact of global economic turmoil.
More than 200 years after our founding fathers enshrined the right to "bear arms" in our Constitution, we have more arms than we can bear.
Less travel, but also less investment in alternative energy: Columnist Michael Klare asks whether the crisis is a net plus or minus for the environment.
Columnist Conn Hallinan warns that conflicts in Iran and Georgia might soon be eclipsed by simmering tension elsewhere.
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.