Saturday, November 22, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
Setting an agenda for Japan's economic challenges. Setting an agenda for national security. Rebuilding a political system to implement necessary policies. These should be the reasons for going to the people.
Dozens of U.N. peacekeepers have been killed in northern Mali and kidnapped on Syria's Golan in recent months, while in South Sudan they shelter 100,000 civilians fleeing merciless fighting.
It appears national reform is not going smoothly. The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), which staged the coup of May 22 and is now a driving force behind the reform efforts, has come under heavy criticism regarding two issues in the past week.
The nuclear deal being sought by six world powers this week in Vienna will not completely remove the possibility that Iran might, in theory, one day be able to build an atomic bomb.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
China's inexorable economic rise is set to see it become a net global investor after decades of Western money flowing into the country, but analysts warn the change offers risks as well as profits.
In a flurry of diplomacy, Chinese President Xi Jinping has agreed environmental targets with the U.S., held a first formal summit with Japan and pledged friendship with Vladimir Putin, even as the Russian leader is ostracized by Western countries.
Tuesday's deadly attack on a Jerusalem synagogue marked a new level in the violence plaguing the city but a tough Israeli response could trigger further escalation, experts say.
Bill Clinton tried. So did George W. Bush. Neither succeeded. As U.S. President Barack Obama's own second term winds down, he is getting closer than either of his immediate predecessors to the goal of improving U.S. relations with Iran. But he's not there yet, and plenty stands in the way, including a messy and brutal conflict in Iraq and Syria.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
In its latest propaganda video, the Islamic State (IS) group tried to project unwavering confidence and unstoppable growth, in what some analysts saw as a reply to a string of setbacks.