In a shifting political landscape, columnist Michael Klare points out, mammoth energy reserves are increasingly more important than huge military arsenals.
There's no light at the end of the tunnel, laments columnist Conn Hallinan in a comparison of the battle of Basra to the Tet offensive.
In his swan song, the U.S. president is trying to twist a few last arms across the Atlantic.
The threat of global warming, argues columnist Walden Bello, requires a fundamental shift in the global economic system.
Five years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, observes columnist Zia Mian, the costs of war stagger the imagination.
In seven days, the Andean region went from the brink of war to a grudging peace. But as columnist Laura Carlsen reports, all is still not well.
The global economic crisis is just now hitting the developing world with devastating effects.
The violence in Afghanistan is on the upsurge, Conn Hallinan reports, and the United States is increasingly isolated in its military approach.
The bulk of the enormous U.S. military budget is earmarked not for fighting terrorism but for the next cold war.
Jakarta wants weapons. Lots of them. And the United States is happy to oblige.