The Complex is forever (at least as its managers see it). Despite modest rumblings in Washington about the Pentagon and intelligence budgets and the deficit, it"s not just considered too big to fail, but generally too big to question, and too deeply embedded to think much about.
Should the United States choose to support long-term peace and stability over its short-term counterterrorism interests, there is much that it can do to help ensure a peaceful Kenyan election.
The latest IAEA report on Iran may dangerously undermine prospects for a reasonable and negotiated resolution of the Iran-West nuclear standoff.
Jeju Island: honeymoon spot, UNESCO world heritage site, naval base. What's wrong with this picture?
The United States has failed in its policies to punish, isolate, and otherwise push North Korea toward collapse. Perhaps it should try engagement instead.
After decades of government malfeasance, Libya needs new political structures, a strong civil society, and an equitable economy.
Washington's approach toward Iran does not even merit a label, because there is no coherent policy -- just a series of actions lurching toward a potential regional war.
Medical ethics has a long and honorable history that U.S. officials and medical professionals must uphold for the doctors and nurses in Bahrain.
The real target of the fishy Iranian "plot" could be the U.S.-Iranian relationship itself -- and that would be a sorry miscalculation.
Although many challenges lie ahead, Ennahda's victory in Tunisia shows that the country is starting to work like a real democracy.