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International Relations

Diplomacy To Be Used Toward Same Militaristic Ends | Doug Bandow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Much of the world has greeted the transfer of power from President George W. Bush to President Barack Obama with sighs of relief if not shouts of joy....

What it Means to Be American

Josh Ruxin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Ruxin

I'd like to go back to Rwanda or Kenya or Ethiopia on Jan. 20. I could point to the TV and say: "Look. Listen. This is what it means to be American."

America, Abandoned On Its Own Petard?

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Goulston, M.D.

What if, just like us, other countries are content to let America be in the crosshairs of terrorist regimes and turn a jaundiced eye rather than roll their sleeves up and help?

Women's Human Rights and the Hope of Hillary Clinton

Nancy Northup | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Northup

Hillary understands that the mere recognition of rights is not enough: they must improve the lives and health of women.

Flag International: Global Perspectives On The American Flag

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lauri Lyons

What is America? Growing up, I have been able to view the country from several perspectives: Black, female, first-generation American, and a former military child.

Russia and the US: It's Time to Graduate

Brian Burton and David Capezza | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Brian Burton and David Capezza

Russia cannot understand why the U.S. continually sets up social networks to take in more friends, while socially-awkward Russia has trouble making friends at all.

Understanding Kashmir through Texas

Martin Savidge | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martin Savidge

We'd never give up Texas. It embodies much of America's essence. Kashmir is Texas to India -- unfortunately, it's also the same to Pakistan.

The United States of Obama

Jeff Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Johnson

Everyone from local Dutch youth leaders to former African and European heads of state expressed their excitement and confidence in the change possible from an Obama administration.

How the World Sees Obama's Election

Martin Savidge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Martin Savidge

When it comes to seeing the world change and history made one of the best seats from which to watch is the anchor chair... and this week what a view.

US to Iran: Let's Get Back Together

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shirin Sadeghi

The US needs Iran right now: the War on Terror is in shambles and Iran remains the only stable force in the region that can bring resolution to the rapidly deteriorating problems faced by the US.

A Nation of Internationalists

Martin Savidge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Savidge

We may not yet know if he is a Republican or Democrat, but it's clear the next president will have to be an internationalist.

Meet and Greet, Global Edition

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The aide also wondered about Palin's repeated references to Belgian waffles.

Which Member of the Security Council Will Lead the Way?

Mia Farrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mia Farrow

Who threw their full support to the International Criminal Court in its attempts to finally bring a measure of justice to Darfur's people? The United States? France? England? Nope.

Russia is Still a Threat to America and to Europe

Sean Gilfillan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sean Gilfillan

Our relative power is determined by two things, the strength of our economy and the strength of our military. How weak is our economy? How stretched and broken is our military?