The United States and its allies are reportedly preparing a new offer to dissuade Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. Much has changed since a year ago, when the international community made its last offer. Or has it?
Our own analysis shows that if 18-to-29-year olds voted as they did in 2008, they could potentially flip the election for Democrats. But efforts to woo back the youth vote – like Obama's Daily Show appearance – may be too little, too late.
President Obama and congressional Democrats could have pursued sensible policies that promote growth and fairness. They didn't. And now voters stand ready to support the Republicans' pro-growth agenda in midterm elections next week.
Sexist attitudes in the media toward female candidates don't just hurt women, they hurt all of us – lowering public discourse and damaging political representation. It's time to push back.
The president's health care reform plan includes tools to restrain rising health-care costs, but they may not survive future political battles.
A new study published in the journal Science shows that conservation has helped 64 threatened species of mammals, birds, and amphibians. Biodiversity is still in big trouble, but at least humans have learned what works to save it.
As the West gears up for a NATO summit, free nations must consider how to be smarter about their tools of influence.
Many Iraq watchers expect Iraq to ask President Obama not to pull out American forces at the end of 2011. The US should prepare now on how to respond to such a sincere request.
When you plop down your money for bananas or fish sticks at the supermarket, you are buying into an increasingly global supply chain. That raises questions about food-safety laws.
That question was raised at a 'meetup' of Monitor writers and readers last week. The answers were surprising.
Distributing house-and-garden microplots as part of flood recovery would help Pakistan's landless poor build better lives for themselves, and fend off Taliban recruiters who prey on their grievances.
Burma (or Myanmar) may likely release democracy-fighter Aung San Suu Kyi after the Nov. 7 election. Will she again claim a mantle of legitimacy from her famous father and upset the military?
Mikhail Kasyanov tells Americans how he traveled the road from prime minister to Vladimir Putin to an outspoken leader of the Russian political opposition. His story of life inside the Kremlin reveals much about the enigmatic Putin.
A strong Navy is key to America's diplomatic standing and containing an aggressive China. Yet soaring debt threatens US naval prominence. That's why maritime defense is the sleeper issue of these midterm elections.