The town of Kirkenes in northernmost Norway used to be further away from Asia than virtually any other European port, but it suddenly seems a lot closer. The reason: global warming.
A U.S. decision to resume contact with the Muslim Brotherhood is a pragmatic move that recognizes its popular appeal in post-revolution Egypt and may also help Washington deal with other Islamist movements in the region.
One school of thought about the so-called jobless recovery of the American economy blames high unemployment on the federal deficit. But that's blaming the wrong deficit.
For years, U.S. Treasury secretaries parroted a line that America was committed to a strong U.S. dollar policy. But as the greenback slides close to all-time lows, U.S. President Barack Obama's administration has been noticeably quiet.
Although fears of Pyongyang responding to South Korea's live-fire drills in the Yellow Sea are diminishing this week.
For months, anxious Democrats have been asking why Barack Obama couldn't be more like Bill Clinton, their last successful president.
China has generally handled its extraordinary global ascendance with finesse, assuring neighbors that it remains a developing country and is embarked on a “peaceful rise.”
To the Iraqis who were there, the revelations from the WikiLeaks organization that the war they lived through was brutal and bloody have hardly come as a surprise.
The first question was the obvious one. Why are you known as Mullah Tractor? “I read one or two Islamic books, so people call me Mullah. And then I bought a tractor. So I am Mullah Tractor.”
It has been clear for years that the Bush administration's decision to torture captured al-Qaida terrorists leaves the United States in a wretched position when it comes to determining the prisoners' ultimate fate.