In 1979, the American sociologist Ezra Vogel published a book titled “Japan as Number One: Lessons for America.” When the Washington Post recently asked the author why his favorable prognosis turned out to be false, he answered that the Japanese economy is highly developed; however, he would have never thought that [Read more]
Coalition chief Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib, who stood beside Kerry as he made the announcement, expressed disappointment, suggesting the West was overly focused on the presence of Islamists among rebels.
A combination of economic, political and security factors have diminished American influence in the Gulf region during the last decade.
Without our really being aware, the art of war is undergoing crucial transformations right in front of our eyes.
Sergei Markov, a member of the Public Chamber and a former State Duma deputy with United Russia, said Americans may not be stupid but they do lack broad-based knowledge. He said he has spoken with many ordinary Americans and found that instead they are 'very developed' in moral principles, pragmatism and leadership qualities.
The Obama administration’s most scandalous appointment has been predictably delayed. The Republicans are blocking Chuck Hagel’s confirmation as secretary of defense.
Based purely on procedure, it is virtually certain that Hagel’s confirmation will happen: The Democrats need a qualified majority in the Senate — [Read more]