Many argue that a U.S. recession will no longer affect the world because China has supplanted America as an engine of the global economy. Wrong.
BANGKOK — The strategic presence of the United States in Southeast Asia takes two forms, both of which are interrelated: The relationship is institutionalized through the Pacific Command in Honolulu and then formalized through various hub-and-spoke agreements with member states of the 10-member Association of [Read more]
The central character of the autumn 2008 U.S. presidential election has taken the stage. Hillary Clinton, the New York senator, has announced her bid for the presidency.
In the U.S. midterm elections last November, the Democratic Party scored a huge victory over the Republicans to gain control of Congress. [Read more]
When she was a young girl, Misako Katani, now 76, went to school in Hiroshima. During the war, she was among students mobilized by the military, and she was sent to work in an infirmary. At 8:15 a.m. on Aug. 6, 1945, she looked out the infirmary window and saw a bright, blinding flash cut through the sky. [Read more]
After 9/11, U.S. authorities arrested a number of al-Qaeda operatives. The authorities have since kept them captive without telling them why, claiming that under international law, these individuals are neither criminal suspects nor prisoners of war.
According to the International Committee of the Red Cross, the [Read more]
In the early hours of Sunday, an Israeli air strike at a housing complex on the south Lebanon village of Qana killed about 60 civilians, including at least 37 children. According to the Israeli Army, the intended target was a missile launch site operated by the Islamic militant group Hezbollah. But the strike missed [Read more]