In fact, political alliances sought by Western states and, most importantly, by the United States leverage existential threats against the remaining Christian minorities in the Middle East. Rescue is not high on the agenda.
Meanwhile, Washington continues to expand its nuclear cooperation with India and reject Pakistan’s demand for the same access to civil nuclear technology as that given to India.
On January 20, Barack Obama, President of the United States, will celebrate exactly two years in office, half of his presidential term. There may be varying opinions as to what the best decision Obama has made over the course of these last two years may be, but the author states without any hesitation that it was the [Read more]
If the British authorities arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London as he prepared for travel to Sweden, then the releases of his notorious website will continue to have severe, damaging effects on the American role in the world, especially in the Middle East. On this website, millions of documents exposed [Read more]
"The Americans are looking at the map of the world — and having no clue to see where it will come from the next time..."
I wonder if US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton really believes in the pompous invective that shoots from her lips with the rapidity of machine gun fire.
China doesn’t need to move its feet to the strategic beat of America’s drums in Asia. Since Japan and South Korea feel that operating in coordination with the United States’ Asia strategy can gain them security, then why not let them get tossed from side to side? Today’s China no longer needs to have many misgivings about war imposed by the outside world, but Asian security will probably come at the cost of a period of instability.
The U.S. Senate has approved of ratification of the newest Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) between America and Russia, and soon President Barrack Obama will sign an instrument of ratification. With Russia’s ratification certain, the forecast is that the treaty will come into effect at the start of the new [Read more]
Avoiding disaster in Afghanistan and Iran will not leave Mr Obama much time for the rest of his global agenda.
Some may disagree, but I would say without hesitation that the best decision was the appointment of Hillary Clinton as the Secretary of State.