Human rights and democracy abuses have worsened in Russia. Despite a smoother relationship from the diplomatic 'reset' between Washington and Moscow, the US should more forcefully pressure Russia for progress on rights, especially as elections loom.
Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who advocates banning the Quran, is expected to attend an event near ground zero to commemorate September 11 and rally opposition to Islam.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates last week promised to cut the Department of Defense budget. Monday, NATO Commander James Stavridis promised to do the same.
After two years without any talks, the US-China rights dialogue will begin once more in May. The two nations are expected to discuss religious freedom, Internet freedom, and the rule of law.
While Obama remains a ‘rock star’ in many countries, skeptics don’t see much tangible change in US policy.
Britain's Gordon Brown on Friday called on NATO countries to send 5,000 more troops for Afghanistan war. It's one sign that NATO may be willing to commit more forces to that war than expected.
As a child, Constanze Stelzenmüller saw the barrier as a symbol of Germany's punishment.