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.
Tuesday’s release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s post-9/11 interrogation techniques has revived a national debate about the effectiveness of torture. While opinion is divided, a consensus does seem to have formed around the idea that torture is a moral abomination.
Criticism of the US after a failed raid to rescue photojournalist Luke Somers sharpened after it was revealed Monday that South African hostage Pierre Korkie, also murdered by Al Qaeda as the raid took place, was perhaps hours from being freed in a ransom deal.
New scholarships for college and graduate students aim to reverse a sharp decline in the number of Japanese young people studying abroad. Concerns have grown about a younger generation that is too inwardly focused at a time of growing tensions in Asia.
Iran's role in strikes against the Islamic State – and the United States' seeming acceptance of their participation – has sparked ire among members of the international coalition combating the militant group.
On Monday, the World Food Program announced that, due to a funding shortage, it was suspending food aid to more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees. The setback, which comes as winter approaches, is emblematic of a global crisis.
The Spanish foreign minister's recent statement that he would bring 'concrete messages' from the US government to Havana has some Republicans speculating that President Obama is looking to move further away from decades-old policy on Cuba.
Halting the slide into religiously fueled conflict lies with the Israelis and Palestinians, regional analysts say. But neither of the leaders of the two sides appears inclined to redirect energies toward a renewed peace effort.
Experts play down concerns about a return to Cold War days. But Russian long-range bombers coming close to the US, plus other seemingly provocative acts, indicate a retrenched power attempting to assert its global presence again.
Either accept only a deal that dismantles, instead of merely stalling, Iran’s nuclear program, two key senators said in a statement issued Wednesday, or Congress will push ahead with a new round of tough sanctions on Tehran.
More than 8 in 10 participants in a rare poll conducted in seven Arab countries and among Syrian refugees say they have a negative view of IS, but only 6 in 10 support the objectives of the US-led war on IS.
As President Obama began his three-day visit in Beijing, he vaunted the potential of enhanced economic cooperation between the US and China, while also toeing a careful line on the Hong Kong political protests.