U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has dispelled some of the ambiguity surrounding the second Obama administration's policy towards Syria during his E...
The long-suffering people of Darfur will mark their tenth anniversary in refugee camps, wondering what they have to do to be heard by a world that professes to care about human rights.
New US Secretary of State John Kerry may wish for his tour of Europe and the Middle East to be a "listening tour", but he will nonetheless find in the...
At a time when the prospects for ending Syria's dramatic downward spiral into total war have never seemed bleaker, the Russians -- and United Nations officials -- seem to see a few hopeful signs.
The dinosaurs didn't fare well. Man, on the other hand, has a better chance. Whether or not we can deflect a large meteor as in the Hollywood movie, Armageddon, remains to be seen. But brilliant minds are at work. And nothing like an external threat to galvanize humanity.
In the State of the Union address, U.S. President Barack Obama presented an outline of his administration's priorities for the next four years. The ad...
Instead of stone-faced bodybuilders or martial arts experts, Die Hard had John McClane, an everyman New York cop with only street smarts and a sense of humor on his side who seemed as surprised as anyone to be an action hero.
You don't see throngs of people with white ribbons on CNN -- not because they are gone, but because they are not deemed newsworthy. But these people and their struggle are very much real.
Given the stakes at hand, would it be a real surprise that with its wealth and given the economic and strategic importance of oil revenues to Russia's well being, and with the talent at hand, that Russia is doing whatever it can to keep the price of oil high and ever higher still?
Valentine's Day is upon us, and those little candy hearts pervasively sugaring the public sphere with the words "Be Mine!" got me thinking recently about the possessive language we use to describe love.
It is well known that having an overt part and a covert part in U.S. foreign policy is not a new phenomenon. Rather, both represent longstanding tradi...
Analysts of the civil war in Syria have long held that Bashar al-Assad will not lose a critical mass of support from his Alawite clan as long as they fear for their safety at the hands of Syria's Sunni majority. This is true, but it is a problem that extends beyond the Alawites to all of the sectarian mosaic that is Syria.
Messrs. Obama's and Kerry's challenge is to make a reset more of a priority. Both sides need to shake off the remnants of the Cold War and embrace the new normal.
The eccentric art installations bring over 30,000 visitors to the tiny village and its surrounding territory each year, bolstering the still struggling economy.
Others can and will profile Ayers' impressive public career as presented in his autobiography. What I want to do here is profile "Brandy" as a person, using excerpts from the book to more fully portray this complex man and his progressive mission.
This week's announced willingness by the chairman of the rebel Syrian National Coalition to negotiate Syria's political transition with officials of the current government was the first hopeful sign that the country's deadly two-year civil war may yet be brought to an end.