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International

04/13/2014 - 8:31pm

    At the Korean War Veterans Memorial, an inscription reads: "Our nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met."

    It eloquently reflects the fact that few ordinary Americans - and probably not many members of Congress - could have...

04/03/2014 - 1:08am

    I admit it. I have been obsessed with the plane. Most of the stories I've read offered no new information, but I read them anyway.

    In a way, I suppose, it is a relief to know that the 777, long considered to be an extremely safe plane, was not brought down by some...

04/03/2014 - 12:08am

    Two current news stories underscore how the world of power politics has changed since the darkest days of the Cold War, when the threat of nuclear Armageddon hung over the globe.

    The first is President Obama's acknowledgment that there is, in his words, no "...

03/27/2014 - 3:32am

    There is a grim logic to the shotgun referendum in Crimea that leads toward an expansion of Russia's land grab into eastern and southern Ukraine.

    On its own, however, Russia's seizure of Crimea would risk unifying the rest of Ukraine against Russian aggression...

03/27/2014 - 3:08am

    After a quarter of a century of relative calm since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Russians are coming again. On the heels of their successful Winter Olympics in Sochi, in which they won the medals competition, the regime of President Vladimir Putin has swiftly pivoted to much more serious gamesmanship in...

03/27/2014 - 2:59am

    Intelligence officers live by a time-honored credo: When in doubt, admit nothing, deny everything, make counter-accusations.

    It was in that spirit that Vladimir Putin, the quondam KGB man who rules Russia, addressed his nation and the world Tuesday on the annexation...

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