International

08/19/2014 - 12:39am

    There's very little that the Chinese government likes less than the projection of U.S. military power. The reasons range widely - from a general distaste for the U.S. meddling outside its borders to Beijing's frequent support for autocratic regimes. China steadfastly opposed the idea of U.S. intervention in Syria, for instance, and in 2011, it refused...

08/19/2014 - 12:39am

    As the number of lives claimed by the Ebola epidemic in West Africa rises above 1,000, the rate of infection among women is outpacing that among men because women are the caregivers, nurses and cross-border traders, health officials report.

    Outbreaks are thought to...

08/14/2014 - 6:47pm

    Americans, it must be admitted, are not always the most engaged people on world issues. It's a sad truth.

    But the world, at this moment, is aflame, and more Americans must perk up and pay attention. Before we know it, we will have already been drawn into these...

08/14/2014 - 6:34pm

    Once again, air strikes on Iraq have begun. President Obama says it will be a “limited" strike. Next he says, “This is going to be a long-term project.” And the timetable?  On Aug. 9, he said, “The most important timetable that I’m focused on right now is the Iraqi...

08/14/2014 - 6:33pm

    As President Obama struggles to deal with the crisis in Iraq, it's useful to remember who gave the world this cauldron of woe in the first place: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

    Their decision to launch a foolish and unwarranted invasion in 2003, toppling Saddam...

08/10/2014 - 7:38pm

    It was exhilarating to drop a bunch of 500-pound bombs on whatstheirname.

    Just when Americans thought they could stop trying to figure out the difference between Sunnis and Shiites, we're in a new war in Iraq with some bad "folks," as the president might...

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