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  • China and U.S. face choices in Chen case, none perfect

     
    No resolution to the diplomatic challenges facing the United States and China over what happens to blind dissident Chen Guangcheng is likely to both ease Chinese embarrassment and cast the Obama administration as a staunch defender of human rights,...
  • Tension over downed Turkish jet shows risk of Syria spillover

     
    Global Focus: In the four days since Syrian air defenses shot down a Turkish military jet, attempts by Ankara and Damascus to contain the security fallout have given way to accusations, veiled threats of consequences and fears of a widening regional...
  • Electricity in India long dogged by theft, waste, experts say

     
    Long before blackouts left more than 600 million people in the dark across India this week, analysts inside and outside the country had fretted over its beleaguered power system. The problems are manifold: India has ramped up capacity to generate power,...
  • Confidence teetering in Eurozone, economists warn

     
    Global Focus: It's been more than two decades since the Iron Curtain fell and Europeans embarked on an ambitious mission to build a powerful economic, political and social union in place of the Cold War divide. And for more than two decades, Germans...
  • A deadly denouement for foreign troops in Afghanistan

     
    Global Focus: The Netherlands pulled out of Afghanistan two years ago. Canada brought home its contingent last year. France, the fifth-largest contributor of troops to the International Security Assistance Force, will exit the war by the end of this year....
  • China-U.S. power play at core of East Asian island disputes

     
    At first glance, it seems to make little sense that China and U.S. allies in the Western Pacific would dredge up old fights over uninhabitable islands, provoking nationalist protests, diplomatic rifts and a threat of violent confrontation in a strategic...
  • Islamophobia as free speech -- a notion that escapes many Muslims

     
    Righteous condemnation erupted worldwide Wednesday after an anti-Islam video incited mobs in Libya and Egypt and fed into the radical Islamic narrative that the United States is waging war against Muslims. Religious and political leaders denounced the...
  • Latest threat to the Eurozone: Catalonia independence quest

     
    Global Focus: Just when it seemed stability was on the horizon for the tumultuous Eurozone, with Spain getting a grip on its debt financing and a plan to bail out insolvent banks, a fresh threat to the common currency has emerged with Catalonia's...
  • U.S., allies marshaling African proxies for fight against terrorism

     
    Global Focus: “A quarrel in a far-away country between people of whom we know nothing.” That was how British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain saw the Nazi threat against the Czech Sudetenland in 1938, a sentiment freshly evoked among war-...
  • Sham in Iran

    Sham in Iran
    Today's topic: Was the Iran presidential election truly fraudulent, or is there any way incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could have won by a 2-1 margin? Why would the supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, show his hand like this? Point: Matthew Duss I think...
  • Iran moderates rare as hen's teeth: Gates

     
    by Frank James Defense Secretary Robert Gates spoke at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington today of, among other things, the need for the U.S. to modernize its nuclear weapons capability. I'll deal with what he said on......