America believes that if it allows its hegemonic status in Asia to become unstable, it will naturally trigger a global chain reaction of challenges to its power.
Contrary to the view that extremism thrives when America is absent, empirical facts indicate that the opposite is truer. And each of the countries at the centre of global concerns over extremism is in fact one that has seen direct or indirect western intervention, not western absence.
The kind of bloody conflict going on right now in Iraq is of great concern to the world. Obviously, U.S. claims of establishing peace and stability there have proved to be quite hollow. The Sunni militant organization "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL) has launched a campaign against the Iraqi government and [Read more]
On Wednesday, a student shocked an America used to school violence, with indiscriminate stabbing. In a high school in Pittsburgh, children were as usual going to their classrooms in the morning, when a 10th-grade student began stabbing children around him. Before he could be stopped, he moved into the hall injuring [Read more]
The country's anger at the mistreatment the United States has meted out to Devyani Khobragade is natural. Diplomats represent their country's sovereignty, and any kind of mistreatment toward them is a way of maligning their country's sovereign image. The diplomat has been charged with providing incorrect information in [Read more]
U.S.-Russia deal on Syria is a breakthrough. Now, renew efforts to end the civil war.