| Sep 26, 2012
The question of how to help Mali cope with rebels, the aftermath of a military coup and religious extremists, is slated to be taken up Wednesday at the sidelines of the United Nations, at a closely watched meeting on security in the troubled Sahel....
| May 24, 2009
What Everyone Needs to Know
Julia E. Sweig
Oxford University Press: 304 pp., $16.95 paper
Despite decades of heated rhetoric from Washington and Miami, most of the time Americans don't give a lot of thought to Cuba. Then, once or twice a decade,...
| Apr 13, 2009
Thai troops in full combat gear cracked down against anti-government protesters early today, using gunfire and tear gas to disperse a crowd blocking Bangkok's busiest intersection.
The demonstrators, wearing red shirts, returned fire with their own...
| Apr 26, 2009
The reading list for my college core course at UC Santa Cruz in the early 1970s included a book by a young Uruguayan author, Eduardo Galeano, called "Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent." The book, which excoriated...
| Nov 16, 2009
As a senior police official, Edmundo Mendes' job is to arrest the South American cocaine traffickers who use his troubled West African country, with its starry array of remote islands, as a transit point for drug shipments bound for Europe. It hasn't been...
| Apr 9, 2009
When I became dean of the Chapman University School of Law almost two years ago, I made a commitment to pursue a mission of ideological diversity at the school. One way to fulfill that mission is through the appointment of visiting professors. For 2008-...
| Apr 12, 2009
When President Obama attends the Summit of the Americas next week, he will encounter a wellspring of goodwill in Latin America toward the young leader who reminds so many there of their favorite American president, John F. Kennedy. And yet he will...
| Dec 22, 2009
| 10:46 PM
1/2 pound bacon
2 pounds boned chicken breast, diced
2 egg whites
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup minced onion
1/3 cup minced celery
1/2 cup minced Bilbao-style chorizo, or pepperoni
1/2 pound cooked ham, diced...
| Jan 20, 2010
Garry Wills is a formidable Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, one of America's leading public intellectuals and, over the last 50 years, our most important lay Catholic thinker and writer.
In his 28th book, "Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the...
| Jul 5, 2009
What happens when a government announces that it is withdrawing in protest from an international organization -- which doesn't recognize the government in the first place?
Are they in or out?
That is just one of the quandaries facing Honduras these...
| Jul 14, 2009
De facto, interim or congressionally installed -- no matter the qualifier -- Roberto Micheletti is not the president of Honduras. Manuel Zelaya is, and like him or not, the man who was ousted in a military-civilian coup on June 28 should be returned to...