Despite Senator John Kerry's visit to Pakistan and his announced agreements to calm ties, the mistrustful relationship between the US and Pakistan is unlikely to change soon, warn analysts.
The White House says Obama, who lauded Sen. Mitchell as a 'tireless advocate for peace,' remains committed to addressing the issue. He meets with the Jordanian and Israeli leaders next week.
Pakistan's on-again, off-again permission for the CIA to interview Osama bin Laden's wives points to continued strife between the US and Pakistan. Sen. John Kerry is set to visit there soon.
US and Pakistani interests do diverge in some areas, but combating Al Qeada isn't one of them. In fact, the speculation around Pakistan's complicity following the killing of Osama bin Laden is misplaced and harmful to our future cooperation with Pakistan, making us less safe.
Two experts before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday offered contrasting assessments of Afghanistan policy after the killing of Osama bin Laden in neighboring Pakistan.
Legislation proposed Tuesday would require companies to notify users before data is collected and allow users to change the collected data or opt-out entirely.
When the UN's Ban Ki-moon traveled to Washington on Thursday to make the case for continued strong financial support, he got stiff resistance from Republicans.
The race in recent weeks became a proxy referendum for how voters feel about Gov. Scott Walker (R) and his anti-union actions. A recount of the Wisconsin Supreme Court election is all but certain.
The United States has an image problem in the Middle East. Years of supporting regional dictators and occupying Iraq have undermined influence. The current upheaval provides a rare opportunity for the US to reset regional relations. For years, US strategic interests, such as securing access to oil, counting allies in the fight against terror, or countering Iranian influence, trumped anemic calls in Washington for reform. But it is actually a US strategic interest to stand up for democracy, as open countries are inherently more prosperous, capable of upholding rule of law, and stable in the long-term. Initiating military action in Libya makes a transparent vision for engagement in the region imperative. Foreign policy expert Adam Hinds lists six decisive steps President Obama must take.