From Obamacare and Snowden's NSA revelations to "twerking" entering the national vocabulary, 2013 has been quite a year.
At 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 26, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Yasukuni Shrine in a move that both marked the one-year anniversary of his administration and drew strong condemnation from neighboring mainland China, South Korea and the Republic of China [Taiwan], with the U.S. expressing its "disappointment." But [Read more]
It has been a difficult year for U.S. President Barack Obama. His popularity is at its lowest level since he entered the White House. Polarization in U.S. politics has intensified during 2013; Obama’s year was marked by bitter political controversies, increasing debt and widespread doubts about his policies and [Read more]
The only good news in America these days is that, despite Washington, the economy is showing signs of recovery.
So why is the Obama administration behaving as if it runs a closed communist state?
Within a decade, on the latest projections, there will be greater R&D investment in China than in the US.
Apache helicopters, Hellfire missiles and Predator drones -— despite, respectively, their racist and sinister names — will not solve the problem.
A visiting correspondent from the American newspaper the Wall Street Journal asked me about my experience working with Salafists from the Nur Party on the Committee of 50. I told him that the party’s representative on the committee was at many times in disagreement with us, but that I can’t say that his presence [Read more]