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  • Obama and the diplomacy pendulum

    When Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, one of his selling points was the promise of a more modest foreign policy than that of his predecessor. And when Obama won reelection 16 months ago, he renewed that pledge. Drone strikes against Al Qaeda would...
  • Rachel Marsden: Obama late to the realpolitik table in Saudi Arabia

    PARIS -- Later this month, U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Here's hoping he decides to stay home and help his daughters with their homework instead. America's decreasing influence in the Middle East and Eurasia might be the...
  • Egypt may have to wait for presidential vote

    CAIRO – Egypt’s presidential election, previously set for this spring, could be pushed back to midsummer, state media reported. The office of interim President Adly Mansour was quoted as saying Wednesday that the new deadline for the vote...
  • Russia's advantage

    Russia's advantage
    The European Union and the United States recognize that there are ways they could play constructive roles in resolving the Ukraine crisis. But some of the suggestions revolving around natural gas and oil being floated suggest a profound misunderstanding...
  • CDC says man who met with U.S. MERS patient was not infected after all

    Never mind! Health officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday an Illinois man did not contract MERS from an infected business associate after all. The case, announced May 17, was believed to have been the first instance...
  • The hard-line China of Tiananmen Square, on a global scale

    "I have tried very hard not to inject myself into China's internal affairs," wrote President George H.W. Bush to his Chinese counterpart, Deng Xiaoping, shortly after Chinese troops gunned down hundreds, perhaps thousands, of demonstrators in and around...
  • Commander's death in Syria points to Iranian role in civil war

    Commander's death in Syria points to Iranian role in civil war
    A prominent Iranian military figure has been killed while fighting in Syria, according to both Syrian opposition and Iranian government sources, adding to mounting evidence of Tehran's military assistance to Syrian President Bashar Assad. Abdollah...
  • Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef cancels his television show

    In another sign of the silencing of dissent in Egypt, a popular political satirist, Bassem Youssef, announced Monday that his weekly television show had come to an end. Speculation had grown about the fate of the prime-time show, “The Program"...
  • Christian mother may become 21st-century martyr

    How big is this planet? Here's how big. On one side, we pass laws to ensure gay couples can marry. On the other side, a wife is sentenced to death for refusing to denounce her religion. Right now, Meriam Ibrahim, 27, sits in a Sudanese prison, nursing...
  • WHO isn't scared of MERS, so why don't I feel better?

    Should we be worried about MERS? The World Health Organization says not really, at least not yet. So why don’t I feel better? (Not literally. That’s rhetorical: I mean, I feel fine, really. Allergies, maybe. Just a little tickle in the...
  • Pentagon weighs sending Manning to civilian prison for gender treatment

      The Pentagon is considering transferring Pvt. Chelsea Manning, convicted of leaking national security materials, to a civilian prison for treatment of her gender disorder, officials confirmed on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters in Saudi Arabia,...