| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:27 PM
With motivated fighters from the United States and Europe streaming into Syria to join militant groups, Al Qaeda’s battered leadership in Pakistan recently saw an opportunity to pluck Western passport holders and train them to launch attacks in...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Last year, I was full of hope that there could be a negotiated solution and peace between Palestinians and Israelis. I joined several of my colleagues in launching Breaking the Impasse, an initiative that we believed would lead Palestinian and Israeli...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 6:18 AM
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday a deal to end fighting in eastern Ukraine could be reached this week, a clear attempt to show the West he was trying to deescalate the conflict despite renewed shelling.
After speaking with Ukraine's...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:37 PM
Japanese technology firms are applying their expertise in energy-saving and cloud technology to help farmers cope with shifting weather patterns, an onslaught of cheaper imports and a shrinking workforce.
Panasonic Corp, Fujitsu Ltd and others,...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 9:19 AM
As part of our 250th year of publication, I'll be posting selected historical cartoons from The Courant's files every Thursday. Henry McNulty, who is our informal historic authority on all things Courant, provides the explanation for the cartoons.
| Aug 12, 2014
| 2:30 PM
President Barack Obama, in the interview given last weekend to The New York Times' Thomas Friedman, provided illumination on his foreign policy thinking, at this moment of fraught drama in both Iraq and Ukraine, but the counsels concerning the two didn'...
| Aug 9, 2014
When Narendra Modi took office as prime minister of the world's largest democracy on a pro-business platform in May, we were optimistic. Modi had embraced a campaign theme stressing jobs and economic expansion. Among his priorities, he said, were stronger...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 12:51 PM
The United Nations on Monday named three experts to an international commission of inquiry into possible human rights violations and war crimes committed by both sides during Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip.
William Schabas, a Canadian...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
To the editor: Steven Pifer is correct to argue for "continued U.S. observance" of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty in response to its finding that "Russia violated [that treaty] by testing a prohibited cruise missile." Also, he is...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
With about 50 African leaders coming to town for a summit and massive gala dinner at the White House this week, the Obama administration had to adjust for a last-minute party spoiler: the deadly Ebola virus.
Two West African heads of state, Nobel...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 7:34 AM
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has confirmed that it will fast-track Luis Suarez's appeal of a four-month ban for biting an opponent during a recent World Cup game.
Suarez is scheduled to appear before the international court in Lausanne,...