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Between a Rock and a Hard Place: U.S. Fiscal Policy

Rodrigo Valdés | Posted 09.25.2011 | Business
Rodrigo Valdés

Putting public debt on a sustainable path, say, stabilizing its ratio to the size of the economy by mid-decade and then lowering it gradually, requires a fiscal adjustment whose size and scope depends on two key variables.

The US Halts Scholarship for Afghan Students: A Background and Future Check

Ipsita Shome | Posted 09.19.2011 | World
Ipsita Shome

When the United States fences youth exchange programs with prospective countries, it is worrying. When the United States fences a youth exchange progr...

U.S. Government Should Eliminate Debt Ceiling Altogether: Moody's

Posted 09.17.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Walter Brandimarte) - Ratings agency Moody's on Monday suggested the United States should eliminate its statutory limit on government de...

Why China Needs The U.S. (A Chinese Viewpoint)

WorldCrunch | Posted 09.14.2011 | World

Facing territorial disputes with its neighbors and deep uncertainties on the home front, China's newfound strength also requires stability that only t...

Panetta Blunt But Unsteady In First Overseas Trip

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 09.11.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — At once blunt and bubbly, poised but prone to gaffes, Leon Panetta showed on his first overseas trip as Pentagon chief that he has fra...

U.S. Night Raids Curb Taliban, At A Civilian Cost

New York Times | Carlotta Gall | Posted 09.08.2011 | World

United States Special Operations forces have carried out an extraordinary number of night raids over the past year, turning them into one of their mos...

Panetta: U.S. Within Reach Of Defeating Al-Qaeda

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 09.08.2011 | World

Robert Burns Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan -- Al-Qaida's defeat "within reach," U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Saturday during his ...

U.S. Recognizes South Sudan As New Nation

AP | Posted 09.08.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The United States on Saturday recognized the Republic of South Sudan, the world's newest nation, as a sovereign and independent state. ...

A Golden Welcome for Will and Kate

Nigel Sheinwald | Posted 09.06.2011 | Los Angeles
Nigel Sheinwald

I'm in Los Angeles this week, preparing to accompany Their Royal Highnesses on their visit here. These occasions are important in themselves, but they're about much more than ceremony.

The US Isn't the Only Donor in Afghanistan

Jordan Dey | Posted 08.22.2011 | World
Jordan Dey

Nearly every donor country has a similar set of priorities: improve agricultural development, train the police, develop the energy sector, improve health care -- and, quite frankly, many are tripping over each other as they attempt to help Afghans.

The 2012 Presidential Race Heats Up on Facebook

Sheila Shayon | Posted 08.21.2011 | Media
Sheila Shayon

Facebook, not surprisingly, is a hotbed for political brand advertising -- particularly as the 2012 race heats up.

The Life Out Loud: 'America The Angry'

MeiMei Fox | Posted 08.17.2011 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

As unemployment, gas and grocery prices are on the rise, so are people's levels of anger, anxiety and frustration.

Infographic: Minorities Becoming Majority in U.S.

Turnstyle | Posted 08.13.2011 | Los Angeles

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Will Texas Psychic Meet Balloon Boy Fate?

Turnstyle | Posted 08.10.2011 | Media

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U.S. And Pakistan Officials Dispute Killing Of Senior Militant

Posted 08.08.2011 | World

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. and Pakistani officials disagree sharply over claims that senior al Qaeda leader Ilyas Kashmiri was killed in a recent mis...

Another International Mediation Fiasco in Libya

Doug Noll | Posted 08.06.2011 | World
Doug Noll

Without reforms, we will not see improvement in peace efforts. Untold billions of dollars will continue to be lost and wasted and incredible humanitarian disasters will continue to unfold. It does have to be this way.

Russia: Read Your Own Book Before Mediating in Libya

Doug Noll | Posted 08.02.2011 | World
Doug Noll

In the Libyan conflict, skilled mediators must look beyond a mere ceasefire and political solution to the underlying structural problems.

Report: Drug War Has Failed, Governments Should Explore Legalizing Marijuana

AP | By JONATHAN M. KATZ | Posted 08.01.2011 | World

NEW YORK -- The global war on drugs has failed and governments should explore legalizing marijuana and other controlled substances, according to a com...

U.S., Britain To Form Joint Security Board

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 07.23.2011 | World

DUBLIN -- President Barack Obama will announce the formation of a new joint U.S.-British national security council when he visits London this week. T...

An American in Peril

James Moore | Posted 07.19.2011 | World
James Moore

A U.S. citizen from Texas, Hassan Touray is being incarcerated in the notorious Mile 2 Prison in The Gambia, Africa. He went home to The Gambia to help. His altruism, however, has led to his imprisonment.

Iran vs. Saudi Arabia in Bahrain?

Haggai Carmon | Posted 07.13.2011 | World
Haggai Carmon

Saudi Arabia, with a cash chest that would make King Midas envious and with the backing of the U.S, is a formidable rival to Iran in Bahrain.

Gold May Glitter But Can It Deliver?

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

The classic safe-haven investment has seen a strong uptrend in value since the autumn of 2008. Various factors have been credited as drivers of this move, but what is the risk gold could lose its luster?

US Airlines Say They Are "Green" While Fighting Anti-Pollution Efforts

Jake Schmidt | Posted 07.12.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

If an airline claimed to be "green" but was actively working to gut carbon pollution standards, what would you do?

U.S. Drone Kills 17 In Pakistan In First Such Attack Since Bin Laden Death

Posted 07.06.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – U.S. drone aircraft fired missiles into a house in Pakistan's North Waziristan region on Friday, killing at least 17 suspe...

Arab Revolt Killed Bin Ladenism Before the Americans

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.05.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

If al-Qaeda followers turn to Yemen to pursue the work of Osama bin Laden's network, they will be in for a surprise. The people of Yemen have long since divorced themselves from bin Laden's ideology.