Monday, March 16, 2015
Concerns are rising that a deadly jihadist attack on a popular nightclub in Mali's capital may foreshadow moves by extremist groups that have been routed in the desert to sneak operatives into towns to mount strikes.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
The shocking physical attack on U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert in Seoul may appear just the latest negative news from the Korea peninsula. On March 10 he left the hospital, five days after being slashed in a knife attack by a deranged fanatical nationalist.
I once got involved in a “friendly argument” with a friend of my father about the role of history in our lives. The issue was whether younger people (I was a college student at the time) should have to keep listening to old stories about World War II. I was most reluctant to admit to the value of what had occurred yesterday.
Two years into his presidency China's Xi Jinping has overturned his image as a consensus-builder, with some analysts questioning whether the Communist Party would have chosen him as leader if the full scope of his ambitions and his signature anti-corruption drive had been known., 1 Comment
“Anyone but Bibi.” It's the rallying cry of opponents battling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tuesday's elections, but also seems to aptly sum up feelings in both the U.S. and Europe.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
As the world's second largest economy — and by some measures already the largest — mainland China will always offer up opportunity to those willing to tolerate the risk, the pollution and the corruption.
The U.S. debate over inequality has turned its focus to an old front: the role labor unions play in boosting incomes of workers.
Israel uses a proportional voting system that fosters pluralism but has also led to repeated failures to form stable government coalitions.
The barbarians are inside the gates of Nimrud, the ancient Assyrian city in northern Iraq now being plundered, pillaged, and bulldozed by the forces of Islamic State (IS). The destruction of Nimrud, a city dating from 900 B.C. follows the planned and systematic smashing of priceless Mesopotamian statues and artifacts in the Mosul Museum weeks earlier.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Italy's scandal-prone former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has come out clean from the so-called “bunga bunga” affair, but faces an uphill task in trying to remain politically influential amid slumping poll ratings and growing turmoil in his Forza Italia party.