A national security strategy that refuses to allow the challenges of the day to obscure the larger global issues that will determine America’s prosperity was laid out in a speech Friday by National Security Adviser Susan Rice.
Congress and the Obama administration are growing tired of Russia's belligerence in Ukraine. But Russia helped head off rising tensions with a diplomatic solution once before – in Syria in 2013 – and could yet again.
The burning of the Jordanian pilot, experts say, shows that IS has learned its methods from the vile tactics employed by Saddam Hussein and Bashar al-Assad. It may also signal that the group is beginning to rot from within.
The House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday on President Obama’s plan to normalize relations with Cuba. One aspect of relations already receiving attention is the 1966 law granting Cubans special immigrant status.
Cuban President Raúl Castro demanded this week that the United States pay hundreds of millions of dollars in economic reparations for damages caused by the US embargo on Cuba. But Cuban-Americans have claims on Cuba, too.
Yemen, home to Al Qaeda’s most potent and threatening branch, has for years worked closely with the US on counterterrorism efforts. But on Thursday, the country’s president, prime minister, and cabinet resigned.
From the battle with the Islamic State to Iran's nuclear program, President Obama's clear signal from the State of the Union address is that cooperation with partners will continue to trump a rush to confrontation.
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.