| Sep 1, 2014
| 6:47 PM
The political crisis in Pakistan deepened Monday as protesters stormed and briefly held the state-run television headquarters and the capital buzzed with talk about whether the army would step in to remove either Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif or the...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Nothing can justify the looting and violence by those who used the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer as an opportunity to destroy the businesses and property of residents who had no hand in what happened and we should condemn...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 2:15 PM
This past week's racial crisis in Ferguson, Mo., has uncovered a divide within the black community — one based on generation, class and the cloudy political vision offered by African-American politics in the Obama age.
When asked who is the leader...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 7:44 PM
Bahrain's expulsion last month of the top U.S. diplomat for democracy and human rights was a provocative move that seemed sure to bring a strong reaction from Washington.
But four weeks later, the Obama administration has made no visible response beyond...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Those around the world who are looking to the United States for support against intimidation, oppression or outright massacres have learned a tough lesson in the past few years: This U.S. president, despite his bold pronouncements and moral posturing,...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:40 PM
SOCHI, Russia — This has been a tough week for the Ukrainian athletes at the Sochi Olympics.
Sports have seemed far less important amid reports of bloody clashes between the government and opposition demonstrators back home.
So Valj Semerenko...
| Mar 11, 2014
Vladimir Putin has enjoyed a stunning variety of incarnations in the American imagination in his nearly 15 years as Russia's leader. He started out as an economic reformer and a budding democrat, held those misapplied titles for years — aided by...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 1:30 AM
The continuing civil unrest in Venezuela has prompted a massive U.S. mobilization — of Florida politicians.
Democrats and Republicans are taking plenty of shots at each other as they try to make themselves look good and sway the state's critical...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 11:19 AM
ISTANBUL, Turkey – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Tuesday that his tolerance for nationwide street protests was at an end, as riot police clashed with demonstrators who have occupied Istanbul’s Taksim Square for nearly...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 12:42 PM
ISTANBUL, Turkey – The political standoff between antigovernment protesters and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan eased Friday, but the last two weeks of unrest revealed national fissures and a belief by many that their leader will get his...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Just as they say that the poor are always with is, so it is with Richard Nixon, arguably the most tormented American president, who comes back to us in the new book "Ike and Dick" (appropriately subtitled "Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage").