The post-9/11 'new normal' has evolved: The tactical and emotional responses to the Boston Marathon bombings show what experts call a national maturity toward terrorism that echoes longer experience with such crises in England, Spain, Russia, Japan, and Israel.
Concerns that the Syrian regime would use chemical weapons are putting the spotlight on these weapons of mass destruction.
In 1995, members of the Aum Shinrikyo religious cult shook Japan when they released sarin nerve gas into the Tokyo subway system, killing 13 people and injuring thousands.
The longlist for this year's Man Asian Literary Prize ($30,000 awarded to the author of the best novel by an Asian author written in or translated into English) was announced this week. This year's nominees include a number of authors and works already popular with US readers – and some less familiar names as well. The 2011 prize winner will be announced on March 15.
Japanese writer Haruki Murakami uses his novels to peel back the layered chaos of an uncertain world.
The MEK, whose terrorist listing is up for review by the State Department, is not apt to directly threaten the US. But delisting the group could hurt Iran's Green movement.
The Obama nuclear summit is focusing less on nuclear weapons and more on more poorly guarded nuclear materials that could be used to build nukes.