President Barack Obama has no way out from an insoluble quandary of his own making. He inherited the tough job of disengaging the United States from its involvement in Iraq after the country ended Saddam Hussein's dictatorship in a bid to help Israel. However, his country then exacerbated regional instability by trying to topple Bashar al-Assad's Soviet-supported government in Syria through aiding armed rebellion.
> Joe Hung
A new-old idea is rattling around the Middle East five years after the Arab Spring stirred democratic ambition: that restoring stability, especially if accompanied by some economic and political improvements, should be reform enough for the moment.
This week's general election in South Korea is expected to feature a new breed of "angry young voter," -- millennials frustrated with record-high unemployment and widening inequality in career prospects.
Senior U.S. military leaders take their political neutrality seriously. But this year's presidential election -- with its forays into national security issues that have included proposals for carpet-bombing Syrian cities or waterboarding extremists -- has America's top brass navigating a political minefield.
No two words come even remotely close to "the kind of ugly," we might say, that we find in the term "revenge porn." The two words linked together are the verbal equivalent of the highest grade of coarse-grain sandpaper. And that is an incredibly mild metaphor for what we're talking about.
The Nuclear Summit in Washington D.C. concluded April 1 with a formal statement underscoring nuclear weapons control. These are particularly horrific weapons of mass destruction. Press commentary dismissing the exercise as just another diplomats' talkfest is misleading.
The Punjab bill on the prohibition of child labor in brick kilns is a double-edged sword. Ostensibly, the bill is designed to end the evil of child labor in a fairly large sector, but it also aims to revive the curse of peshgi (an advance against wages), and thus legitimizes bonded labor.
The scandal over his tax dealings and a steel sector crisis have badly bruised Prime Minister David Cameron just three months ahead of a crucial referendum on Britain's EU membership, experts said.
By subduing dissidents and eliminating rivals, Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour is rapidly consolidating his authority over the fractious Afghan insurgent movement as it prepares for "decisive" battles in its upcoming spring offensive.
Hillary Clinton has the biggest chance in U.S. history of shattering the ultimate glass ceiling and becoming the first female commander in chief. But could men spoil it for her?