President Obama is using his State of the Union speech to hail the return of captive Alan Gross from Cuba. Cuba has done the same for its Cuban Five. Both could be symbols of a new path forward for the two nations.
In a joint press conference with the president Friday, British Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed he has taken the unusual step of contacting several US senators since arriving in Washington to underscore the threat he believes new sanctions now would pose.
The new US regulations on travel and trade, which take effect Friday, were both condemned and praised by Senate Republicans, suggesting a lack of unanimity that will likely make for relatively smooth sailing for President Obama’s new tack on Cuba.
Al Qaeda’s branch in Yemen may have had multiple goals in mind in targeting the weekly magazine in Paris, but almost certainly among them was a desire to draw French Muslims to the jihadist cause, some experts in radical Islam say.
I was first introduced to Charlie Hebdo as a 17-year-old exchange student. Americans wondering just what is meant by a 'satirical magazine' might think what a news-minded Larry Flynt and the creators of 'South Park' might concoct.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict may have outlived the era of the US acting as the sole power able to make things happen. Instead, Palestinian leaders are pushing for international recognition of statehood.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto met with President Obama at the White House Tuesday in a visit that has been overshadowed by the issues of violence and lack of the rule of law across much of America’s southern neighbor.
The Obama administration claims North Korea is behind the hack of Sony pictures that led to 'The Interview' being canceled. But options for a 'proportional' response are either limited or as zany as the film itself.
Even North Korea experts who say they still need to see proof of Pyongyang’s involvement are categorical: Whoever carried out the attack, the response must be so swift and punitive as to nip in the bud what many are calling a new type of warfare that threatens the global flow of ideas.
One key concern was that the report’s details could burn bridges with allies, in particular those that hosted 'black sites.' While certainly cries of US hypocrisy abound, none of the anticipated backlash from allies has materialized so far.