Obama's push for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal is well into its second year. Actual progress so far? None. John Kerry is unlikely to change that.
Saudi Arabia is unhappy that the US won't do its bidding over Syria, and that it didn't back Egypt's Hosni Mubarak during mass street protests against his rule. Should Obama care?
Storm clouds continue to gather over Ukraine. A moment of great beauty tries to hold back the tide.
After mass death sentences, and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's announcement he is running for president, the 'democratization' the US is hoping for seems a long way off.
Warnings of a Russian troop buildup near Ukraine as the country consolidates its hold on Crimea.
Not a lot. And probably less than you think.
And it's happening while the Obama administration is considering issuing a national security waiver to provide more weapons and cash to the country's military rulers.
Adm. James Stavridis added that serious financial sanctions on Russia should also be considered.
A Yanukovych ally, Dmitry Firtash, was arrested Thursday in Austria at the request of the US. But corrupt and powerful oligarchs can be found in all camps.
And the US knew that Russia was laying the ground to make a move on the strategically useful peninsula. Doing something about it is another matter.
Snowden said his leaks have made the US safer.
Guantánamo Bay continues to release a trickle of detainees – very few of whom return to the battlefield.
RT anchor Liz Wahl quit live on air yesterday, saying she could no longer stand the Russian government channels 'whitewashing.'
Money will certainly be forthcoming for Ukraine. Whether it will come soon enough and in large enough quantities is another matter.
An amusing Seinfeld clip about Ukraine, and a small observation about games.
Britain appears to want to protect London's lucrative financial industry from the repercussions of any sanctions targeting Russian or Ukrainian officials.
Kremlin outlet RT is a window into how Russia sees events in Ukraine, and where it wants things to go.
And the ongoing refusal to recognize that pretending the US doesn't have limits to its power doesn't make it so.