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.
Israel's refusal to freeze construction undermines the entire peace process. And peace must succeed. There are no viable alternatives – for Israelis, Palestinians, or the region.
The Proposition 23 ballot initiative in California is a chance for a grass-roots expression on climate change -- and to send a signal to a stymied Congress.
Condoleezza Rice, the former US Secretary of State, discusses her family, growing up in the segregated South, racism and sexism, the Iraq war, Iran, the war in Afghanistan, the world after 9/11, China's power, the tea party, and the state of things in Washington.
President Obama offered $2 billion in military aid to Pakistan this week. It's an incentive for it to more aggressively fight Afghan Taliban and Al Qaeda. But bigger factors -- such as India -- make Pakistan hesitate.
As the devastating floods in Pakistan showed, atmospheric pollutants are disturbing the Himalayan region's weather patterns – and local economies. But India has a pivotal opportunity to cut 'black carbon' emissions and minimize the damage.
NPR's Juan Williams was fired after remarks he made on Fox News about his anxiety over seeing Muslims on planes.