| Oct 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Last Sunday, President Barack Obama's National Security Advisor Susan Rice was questioned on NBC about the American administration's war strategy concerning the Islamic State in Syria, the aggressive and messianic self-proclaimed New Islamic Caliphate....
| Oct 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
At the end of the 18th century, there were two great Western revolutions -- the American and the French. Americans opted for the freedom of the individual, and divinely endowed absolute rights and values.
A quite different French version sought...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 8:14 PM
When he heads to the United Nations this week, President Obama will try to rally the world around military operations against Sunni extremists in Iraq, without invoking his predecessor's similar effort, which failed before the global body 11 years ago....
| Sep 9, 2014
| 4:23 PM
A senior Chinese military official in Beijing told President Obama’s visiting national security advisor to end "close-in reconnaissance" less than a month after an armed Chinese fighter jet conducted an aggressive midair intercept of a U.S. Navy...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 7:55 PM
An American journalist and author who spent almost two years in the hands of Al Qaeda-linked captors in Syria was released Sunday after a successful negotiation for which his family credits the Qatari ruling family.
Exactly what, if anything, was...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Kidnappers in Syria have freed an American writer missing since 2012, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday, following what Qatari-owned TV station Al Jazeera said were efforts by the Gulf Arab state to win his release. Kerry said in a...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 6:47 AM
Wherever President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton go, so goes the awkward tension. This week is no exception.
Just days after Clinton criticized her former boss’ foreign policy in a lengthy magazine interview, the two are...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 3:25 PM
President Obama started his annual vacation on Martha’s Vineyard as he began the previous four and in the same way he will likely end it: on the golf course.
With barely 24 hours on the island behind him, Obama was already into his second round of...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 3:02 PM
President Obama pledged support for Iraq’s new, contested prime minister, underscoring the U.S. push to persuade current Prime Minister Nouri Maliki to step down.
The nomination of a new prime minister, Haider Abadi, a Shiite and member of Maliki&...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 5:29 PM
The Obama administration erred on the side of inclusion in deciding which leaders to invite to its ambitious U.S.-Africa summit this week — at least in the view of human rights advocates.
The guest list featured some of Africa's nastiest tyrants,...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 3:28 PM
U.S. government officials repeatedly told James Foley's relatives they could not raise ransom money to secure the journalist's release after he was kidnapped in Syria, Foley's mother said in a CNN interview aired Thursday night.
Foley, a freelance...