You probably never heard of the new president and foreign policy chief of the European Union – Belgian Herman Van Rompuy and Briton Catherine Ashton. That may be their strength.
The Karzai inauguration came with promises to fight graft. The US must be patient as long as he delivers.
Palestinian leader Abbas tries to carry the Middle East peace process directly to the UN. But Israel's plans for 900 new homes in East Jerusalem only shows that it's just as willing to take unilateral action. No one wins when both sides refuse to negotiate.
With 10.2 percent US unemployment, Obama in China should have pushed harder at trade barriers.
Once a rogue, always a rogue, unless she adopts a positive, ideas-rich style of leadership.
A civilian court faces a host of challenges to convict Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and others. And Obama's antiterror approach will also be on trial.
The Pentagon can learn from post-Columbine schools and from gang-ridden cities how to see warning signs for would-be killers.
Bids by Japan and China for regional influence are reminders of the reason for US preeminence.
Hundreds of thousands of veterans are taking advantage of the new GI Bill. They need the support of the VA and educators.
A persistent, united effort by governments and individuals brought down the Berlin wall. The same strategy can crack the wall of jihadist ideology.
Spot growing fields in the economy and then find a retraining center. But such schools need to adapt quickly, and require more resources.
Such government largess for the housing industry misdirects US savings away from investments into globally competitive businesses.
With nuclear talks faltering, the US may be better off openly siding with the regime's democratic opponents.
Democrats and Republicans need to grab important 'take-aways' from this off-round voting.
Their latest defiance will undermine his grand goal. He must act more forcefully.
The US needs to help the tainted Afghan president – and local and regional leaders – visibly improve the lives of the population.
Consumers, spurred by temporary government spending, helped lift the economy from the doldrums. Now investments need a spur.
Ankara must be careful that its "zero problems" policy on its borders doesn't create new problems that alienate old friends.
Personal options in any federal support of 'wellness' programs need to be wider.
As a new member of the UN Human Rights Council, the US must persuade other countries not to go along.