| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:42 PM
WASHINGTON — The Ukraine crisis has forced Western leaders to reassess what they thought they knew about Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has shown that he is willing to make far riskier moves to achieve his security goals and that his...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Iraq will turn to Iran, Russia and elsewhere for arms and military advice if the Obama administration won't supply what it needs to halt an Al Qaeda splinter group, Iraq's ambassador to the United States said Tuesday.
Ambassador Lukman Faily said that...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 7:01 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama has a variety of ways he can make good on his threat to make Russia pay "costs" for its military intervention in Ukraine.
But it's not clear any of them will make a difference to Russian President Vladimir Putin, or...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 6:02 PM
WASHINGTON – When President Obama surveyed foreign priorities in his State of the Union speech, Iran topped the list, along with Mideast peace and the administration’s shift of attention to East Asia.
Europe got only glancing mention, with...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:29 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's plans to impose punitive economic sanctions on Russia — potentially its strongest response to Moscow's military intervention in Ukraine — already are facing resistance from administration allies in...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 3:27 PM
WASHINGTON — Only a few short weeks ago, the turmoil in Ukraine seemed like a remote conflict in which Washington had little at stake and not a great deal of leverage.
Now, however, it is clear that the apparent collapse of the old order in...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 7:15 PM
WASHINGTON — Only a few weeks ago, the turmoil in Ukraine seemed like a remote conflict in which Washington had little at stake and not a great deal of leverage.
Now, however, it is clear that the apparent collapse of the old order in Ukraine...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 9:39 PM
A resurgent Al Qaeda splinter group consolidated gains in one of Iraq's largest cities Wednesday and pushed deeper into the heart of the country, threatening to create an extremist "proto-state" in the Middle East, something that U.S. forces fought for...
| May 29, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Libya is in the throes of its worst violence since the 2011 revolution, thrusting the country into a new phase of its troubled transition and posing new challenges for the United States.
A retired general, Khalifa Haftar, leading a diverse coalition...
| May 20, 2014
| 7:22 PM
The Obama administration's dispute with the Kremlin over the unrest in Ukraine has turned to a new controversy: whether heavily armed men in a grainy image are trigger-happy American mercenaries in Ukraine or a police SWAT team in New Orleans after...
| May 5, 2014
| 8:59 PM
State lawmakers Monday briefly turned their attention from California to the Caucasus region as an Assembly panel approved a measure touching on a long-standing geopolitical feud between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
At issue is Nagorno-Karabakh, a...