Sun, 13 Mar 2011 00:00:00 ESTAfter weeks of exhilarating scenes from Tahrir Square, Egypt offered a reality check last week that shows how hard the transition to democracy will be in the Arab world: The essential ingredient will be a culture of tolerance - and a spirit of unity that overcomes political, religious and other d...
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 00:00:00 ESTHow a European bank could help the Arab Spring bear fruit.
Sun, 06 Mar 2011 00:00:00 ESTPresident Obama has been so low-key in his pronouncements about events in Egypt and Libya that it's easy to miss the extent of the shift in U.S. strategy. In supporting the wave of change sweeping the Arab world, despite the wariness of traditional allies such as Israel and Saudi Arabia, Obama is...
Wed, 02 Mar 2011 00:00:00 ESTCould an ancient Muslim practice resolve the case of an arrested CIA contractor?
Mon, 28 Feb 2011 00:00:00 ESTThe militant group takes stock of how Arab uprisings could affect its goals.
Sun, 27 Feb 2011 00:00:00 ESTPresident Assad has skillfully followed a strategy to keep the peace in the streets.
Thu, 24 Feb 2011 00:00:00 ESTKing Abdullah must juggle the old guard and new reformers if he wants stability.
Sun, 20 Feb 2011 00:00:00 ESTCAIRO For much of the past 30 years, the shadowy Muslim Brotherhood was almost a raison d'etre for the regime of President Hosni Mubarak: Egypt needed a strong authoritarian government, the argument went, or it would be hijacked by Islamic radicals. That bugaboo went out the window with Mubarak's...
Thu, 17 Feb 2011 00:00:00 ESTA united uprising is over. Now real politics begins.
Thu, 10 Feb 2011 20:00:00 ESTHow the U.S. can help the protesters in Cairo build a new republic.
Thu, 10 Feb 2011 00:00:00 ESTThe agency's caught in a jam that's emblematic of America's Mideast problem.
Thu, 03 Feb 2011 20:00:00 ESTObama looks at the Egyptian drama through an unusual lens.
Wed, 02 Feb 2011 00:00:00 ESTThe military is the right ally for protesters seeking stability and change.
Thu, 27 Jan 2011 20:00:00 ESTThere's a sense of inevitability about this revolution.
Wed, 26 Jan 2011 00:00:00 ESTIn this season of budget politics, defense spending must be cut.
Fri, 21 Jan 2011 00:00:00 ESTHu's visit should counter those claiming we're fated to combat a rising China.
Thu, 20 Jan 2011 00:00:00 ESTHow communities can reach out to the mentally ill, without depriving them of their legal rights.
Sun, 16 Jan 2011 00:00:00 ESTNEW DELHI Everything is going right these days for India, except for one big problem: It is living next to a Pakistan that is coming apart politically, and Indian leaders insist with a tone of resignation that there's nothing they can do about it.
Thu, 13 Jan 2011 00:00:00 ESTWe ignore people like Jared Loughner to our own detriment.
Sun, 09 Jan 2011 00:00:00 ESTThe Obama administration has concluded that Iran's nuclear program has been slowed by a combination of sanctions, sabotage and Iran's own technical troubles. Because of the delay, U.S. officials see what one describes as "a little bit of space" before any military showdown with Iran.
Wed, 05 Jan 2011 20:00:00 ESTWe are ready to start the economic engine again. But is it fully fixed?
Sun, 02 Jan 2011 00:00:00 ESTAlight-bulb moment for me last year was hearing a Chinese defense expert named Dingli Shen in Shanghai talk about the future of warfare.
Wed, 29 Dec 2010 00:00:00 ESTHis Afghanistan campaign plan is so dispersed that it's easy to miss what's happening.
Sun, 26 Dec 2010 00:00:00 ESTRecent foreign policy moves have allowed Obama to show some backbone.
Thu, 23 Dec 2010 00:00:00 ESTA whistleblower's tale of Vladimir Putin's palace -- and the crisis of corruption.
Fri, 17 Dec 2010 00:00:00 ESTThere's progress in Afghanistan, as Obama said, but it's still very frail.
Thu, 16 Dec 2010 00:00:00 ESTCan Pakistan do any more to fight insurgents?
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 ESTThe biggest story about Iraq may be what hasn't happened.
Wed, 08 Dec 2010 00:00:00 ESTDomestic needs cloud China's foreign policy vision.
Sun, 05 Dec 2010 00:00:00 ESTThe next Congresss needs to do what its predecessors have failed to do: improve intelligence oversight through bipartisan cooperation, as the Sept. 11 commission recommended.
Thu, 02 Dec 2010 00:00:00 ESTLimits on detention have had the perverse effect of encouraging lethal policy.
Sun, 28 Nov 2010 00:00:00 ESTApolitical succession is beginning in the Middle East in which a generation of generally pro-American leaders is giving way to a group whose attitudes and loyalties are less certain. This transition comes at a time when U.S. power in the region is perceived to be weakening.
Thu, 25 Nov 2010 00:00:00 ESTWe are the bold but improvident nation that we were at the first Thanksgiving.
Sun, 21 Nov 2010 00:00:00 ESTAmerica's first problem in Afghanistan is that the Afghan people in the key battleground don't understand why we're there: When pollsters read a simple summary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attack and its aftermath to a sample of 1,000 young men in Helmand and Kandahar provinces, only 8 percent said they...
Thu, 18 Nov 2010 00:00:00 ESTWhy is Congress protecting a tax code that benefits the rich?