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NATO Summit on Afghanistan Neglected Critical Discussions

Aziz Nayani | Posted 07.22.2012 | Home
Aziz Nayani

Simply instituting a democracy is not enough for the future viability of Afghanistan. There needs to be discussion and increased thought behind what that democracy should look like, and how it can best fit the Afghan model.

Flailing NATO? Big Questions Surround Obama's Showcase Chicago Summit

William Bradley | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

There's a lot of confusion about the ballyhooed NATO Summit in Chicago, intended as a big boost to Obama's geopolitical leadership, showcased in his hometown. Here are some big outstanding questions about NATO's future.

Merkel, Austerity Policies Dealt Blow

Reuters | Posted 07.13.2012 | Home

* Projections show worst post-war result in state for CDU * Result could harden opposition to Berlin's austerity policies ...

Nuclear's Once Bright and Shiny Future Blinks Out

William Bradley | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Where, outside of Iran, will new nuclear power plants be contemplated? Wherever that may be, it looks to be increasingly few and far between.

Why Sachin Tendulkar Shouldn't Be an MP

Anant Goenka | Posted 07.08.2012 | Home
Anant Goenka

Give Sachin Tendulkar a postage stamp, a few roads in his name maybe even a few stadiums. Let him continue to inspire cricketers and focus on adding value to the sport of cricket, but honoring him with an RS membership is making the RS even less effective than it already is.

The Curious Chen Crisis Spotlights Our Big China Conundrum

William Bradley | Posted 07.04.2012 | Home
William Bradley

The whole thing is very odd. It all highlights what a conundrum that leaders from Washington to California face in dealing with the challenges and opportunities presented by a clearly ascending and not very well understood China.

On the War Porn We Don't See

Matthis Chiroux | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Matthis Chiroux

Even low-ranking servicemembers have not just to inform the population about the truth of war, but to ignite policy discussions and spur concessions to be made at the highest levels of authority.

What People of Conscience Need to Know about Norway

Michael Sharnoff | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Michael Sharnoff

Norway has never posed a direct threat to Israel nor has it advocated Israel's liquidation. However, many in its government, and some large businesses, have recently displayed a pattern of strong anti-Israel and often anti-Semitic attitudes.

Sealed Up, But Not Sealed Over: The Osama bin Laden Raid at 1

William Bradley | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

The daring raid that took down Osama bin Laden was a triumph of American arms, satisfying retribution for al Qaeda's attacks on New York and Washington. But it points up the many mistakes we've made and continue to make in the wake of 9/11.

John McCain Praises Obama

Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

John McCain is "pleased" to learn about President Obama's surprise visit to Afghanistan. Obama arrived in Kabul on Tuesday, the eve of the anniversary...

Pakistan's Institutional Troubles

Aziz Nayani | Posted 06.30.2012 | Home
Aziz Nayani

There has always been friction between the military and the elected government in Pakistan, but we now also see friction between the different components of the formal, constitutional branches of government.

Max J. Rosenthal

Afghanistan Whistleblower Says 'Greater Than 75 Percent' Chance Of Civil War | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lt. Col. Daniel Davis, the Army officer who accused Pentagon leaders earlier this year of lying to the public about the progress of the ...

Argentina Moves Towards Nationalizing YPF Repsol -- Good Nationalist Ploy, Bad Business

John C.K. Daly | Posted 06.24.2012 | Home
John C.K. Daly

In Argentina the government of President Christina Kirchner Fernandez is moving to reclaim the YPF energy company. Looking behind the scenes, what is really driving Argentina's seemingly quixotic energy policies?

Actor Accidentally Hangs Self During Play

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 04.23.2012 | Home

A Brazilian actor has died 17 days after he accidentally hanged himself while re-enacting the death of Judas Iscariot for an Easter Passion play. T...

Identities Of Secret Service Supervisors Involved In Scandal Revealed

Washington Post | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

One of the Secret Service supervisors who was forced out of the agency this week for his involvement in the Colombia prostitution scandal made light o...

Jordanians and Palestinians at a New Crossroad

Michael Sharnoff | Posted 06.18.2012 | Home
Michael Sharnoff

King Abdullah has frequently gone out of his way to assert that "Jordan is Jordan" and "Palestine is Palestine." He has also encouraged Hamas to dispel the possibility of Jordan serving as a substitute homeland.

Cuba Meets the Challenges of the 21st Century, Part V

Salim Lamrani | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Salim Lamrani

Professor of philosophy and a career diplomat, Alarcon spent nearly 12 years in the United States as the Cuban ambassador to the United Nations. Over time, he has become a spokesperson for the Havana government.

Cuba Meets the Challenges of the 21st Century, Part IV

Salim Lamrani | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics
Salim Lamrani

Professor of philosophy and a career diplomat, Alarcon spent nearly 12 years in the United States as the Cuban ambassador to the United Nations. Over time, he has become a spokesperson for the Havana government.

Happy 64th Birthday, Israel!

David Harris | Posted 06.15.2012 | Home
David Harris

Churchill stated that the state's establishment was "one of the most hopeful and encouraging adventures of the 20th century." Indeed, it continues to be in the 21st century.

First Week: A Ragged Start, and Obama's Real Problems

William Bradley | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

After Rick Santorum's sudden withdrawal essentially handed the Republican nomination to Mitt Romney, on the 100th anniversary of Titanic setting sail on its fateful voyage, President Barack Obama had a mostly good week.

WATCH: Trespassers Sneak Into Skyscraper, Capture Amazing Footage

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 04.10.2012 | Home

Pictures posted online show a group of trespassers climbing to the top of Europe's tallest building, slipping past light security at "The Shard" skysc...

Subduing Pakistan: China's Chance for Leadership

Aziz Nayani | Posted 06.04.2012 | Home
Aziz Nayani

The Chinese, much like the rest of the world, need a stable, internationally cooperative Pakistan. Its unique relationship with the country provides it the ability to shape and influence the alliance so that Islamabad does not become an international pariah.

China Views U.S. As 'Declining Power' | Posted 04.02.2012 | Home

BO’AO, China — The senior leadership of the Chinese government increasingly views the competition between the United States and China as a zero-su...

Global March to Jerusalem Is Not All About Palestinian Rights

Michael Sharnoff | Posted 05.27.2012 | Home
Michael Sharnoff

While some GMJ activists may genuinely support Palestinian rights, there is a large component which advocates Israel's liquidation. Moreover, the movement should be discredited for its own hypocrisy of proclaiming to champion Palestinian rights and singling out Israel.

Apocalypse Believers Begin Waiting For Alien Rescuers

Posted 04.11.2012 | Religion

UPDATE: In a statement to The Huffington Post, the Ramtha School of Enlightenment said that the French watchdog agency Miviludes mistakenly identifie...