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.
China is rightly critical of U.S. economic behavior. But it should also be looking more carefully at its own economic challenges.
The disastrous failure of the drug war shows the necessity of a revamped U.S. policy approach.
The Spanish government has been showing the world how to repress an uprising European-style.
There's a lot of radioactive material in the world. But is the illegal market in nukes really a threat?
In the wake of the DSK case, stories of asylum cheats are spreading. But the reality is of honest, desperate people navigating a deeply flawed system.
The much-proclaimed reset in U.S.-Russian relations has been more rhetorical than real.