The U.S. Supreme Court's much-anticipated ruling on health care, expected in late June, may have one surprising outcome: a modest impact on U.S. President Barack Obama's re-election bid, even though he is intimately associated with the challenged law.
The White House called North Korea the odd man out. U.S. President Barack Obama counted it back in. Billed as a trip about securing dangerous nuclear material, Obama's mission here has morphed into a concentrated and calculated opportunity to warn, cajole and shame North Korea to change course.
A long-range rocket launch planned by North Korea probably would wreck its recent food-for-nuclear concessions agreement with the United States and, with it, hopes for improving relations under the North's new leader, Kim Jong Un.
Afghanistan is not Iraq, U.S. officials have been fond of saying from the first days of Barack Obama's presidency. The difference, they said, was that one war Obama inherited, in Afghanistan, was worth fighting while the other, in Iraq, was best ended as fast as possible.
This is the economy election in the U.S., right? Tell that to the world. U.S. President Barack Obama is getting another dose of the reality of his job: the out-of-his-control events that shape whether he will keep it.
U.S. President Barack Obama has a public relations problem when it comes to Afghanistan, to say the least.
“Safe havens” for civilians in Syria? Think twice, Bosnians would warn. With the U.N. unable to agree how to protect civilians against Bashar al-Assad's forces, Western officials are discussing creation of safe corridors to deliver aid to Syrians trapped by the crackdown.
Now that his return to the Kremlin is secure, Vladimir Putin may tone down the anti-Americanism that was a big part of his presidential campaign, but he seems certain to stand his ground in disputes with the United States.
Mitt Romney's come-from-behind win in his native Michigan, and his easy victory in Arizona, are obviously good news for the former Massachusetts governor. But they won't resolve the knottiest problems vexing the Republican Party's presidential race, which has become angrier in recent weeks.
Russia and China's opposition to swift action ending Syria's bloody crackdown on its uprising leaves the West and its Arab allies with few options.