Halting the slide into religiously fueled conflict lies with the Israelis and Palestinians, regional analysts say. But neither of the leaders of the two sides appears inclined to redirect energies toward a renewed peace effort.
Experts play down concerns about a return to Cold War days. But Russian long-range bombers coming close to the US, plus other seemingly provocative acts, indicate a retrenched power attempting to assert its global presence again.
Either accept only a deal that dismantles, instead of merely stalling, Iran’s nuclear program, two key senators said in a statement issued Wednesday, or Congress will push ahead with a new round of tough sanctions on Tehran.
More than 8 in 10 participants in a rare poll conducted in seven Arab countries and among Syrian refugees say they have a negative view of IS, but only 6 in 10 support the objectives of the US-led war on IS.
As President Obama began his three-day visit in Beijing, he vaunted the potential of enhanced economic cooperation between the US and China, while also toeing a careful line on the Hong Kong political protests.
At an APEC summit in China next week, Obama is expected to underscore the importance of establishing a vast Asia-Pacific trade and investment community, including the 12-nation Trans-Pacific partnership bogged down in negotiations.
Strong Jewish support for an Iran nuclear deal was a surprise finding of a poll of American Jews who voted Tuesday. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned against any deal that leaves Iran with an enrichment program.
The victory by Venezuela has some Obama administration critics complaining that the president and his diplomatic team didn’t do enough to thwart a hemispheric adversary’s successful bid for a UN Security Council seat.
With the Islamic State apparently on the verge of taking the Kurdish town of Kobane in Syria, White House critics say the coalition's inability to stop the terrorist group's advance shows the limitations of airstrikes without ground troops.
Since 2011, the civil war in Syria has been the biggest driver of displaced populations. And renewed strife in Iraq and sectarian tensions in Nigeria have meant refugees on a scale that is taking even experts in the field by surprise.
As pro-democracy protests continue in Hong Kong, critics are calling for US sanctions on China. But, as long as the demonstrations remain largely peaceful, some US-China experts counter that the US is right to take a cautious approach, especially publicly.
President Obama's private dinner with new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday might will be an opportunity for both Mr. Modi and Mr. Obama to address key issues to both countries. Here are five: