If any hopes have been raised that the progress between the United States and Iran to halt Tehran's development of nuclear weapons could bring change in Pyongyang, North Korea has gone out of its way to thwart them.
Turkey's dramatic air campaign against the Islamic State and Kurdish forces has created a bit of a conundrum for U.S. President Barack Obama, who is leading the fight against one of Turkey's targets while relying heavily on the other target.
In her second bid for the presidency, Hillary Rodham Clinton is discussing "systemic racism" and making the issue a hallmark of her campaign, as she looks to connect with the black voters who supported rival Barack Obama in 2008.
Critics of the Iran nuclear deal claim it is flawed, among many reasons, because it does not demand that Tehran also change its behavior at home and abroad. That complaint ignores the United States' long history of striking arms control agreements with the Soviet Union, a far more dangerous enemy.
As U.S. President Barack Obama returns to Africa this week, his signature program to help the continent double its access to electricity is in jeopardy, undermined by Congress' refusal to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank.
For John Kerry, vindication came at midnight. As last Monday became Tuesday in Vienna, the U.S. secretary of state picked up the telephone in his first-floor room at the ornate, 19th-century Palais Coburg and called the White House.
Members of the U.S. Republican Party fall into two camps when it comes to Democratic Party President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran.
Greece's bailout deal isn't a deal -- yet. It only becomes one if Greece meets tough conditions, like quickly passing a slew of far-reaching economic reforms, cuts and privatizations.
As things stand now, Greece can't pay its debts. That's what more and more people -- including now the International Monetary Fund and even, it seems, Germany's finance minister -- are saying.
Is the world really evolving toward multipolarity? No one can predict the future, but on the available evidence, I doubt it.
2015/7/12, 1 Comment