This is, of course, the week before the tenth anniversary of the day that "changed everything."
Critics have wrongly attacked U.S. legislation designed to regulate minerals imported from Congo.
A more stable U.S.-China relationship is needed to avoid great-power conflict in the South China Sea.
When the Cold War ended, many believed there would be a peace dividend, nuclear disarmament, and dismantling of the war machine with industrial conversion to peaceful technology. Instead, we've witnessed the aggressive expansion of NATO, to include the former Soviet Republics, right up to the Russian border, which should be a wake-up call to many living in the American Empire.
From July 25 to August 2 of this year, hundreds of Central American migrants, their family members, and activists participated in the Caravan "Step by Step for Peace" to demand respect for immigrant rights.
Global warming comes on the wings of grasshoppers.
The planned cuts to the bloated U.S. military budget in the debt ceiling deal are long overdue, but lawmakers will likely slash civilian U.S. foreign policy instruments before they significantly reduce military spending.
The case of Timor-Leste proves once again how petroleum dependency turns out to be a curse rather than a blessing.
Some politicians and commentators have dismissed the recent British riots as pure criminality. But they ignore the politics at their own risk.
If Washington votes against Palestinian statehood at the UN General Assembly in September, Palestinians might again take to the streets.