Breaking up countries, even peacefully, runs against the tide of history. Civic virtues can unite a people, despite their history and cultures.
A conflict that was supposed to be a quick in-and-out operation lasted nearly nine years – and has left a deep imprint on the policy of American intervention.
12/10/2011 12:45 pm
Iran's apparent capture of a largely intact RQ-170 Sentinel spy drone, which was reportedly monitoring Iran's nuclear program, is a significant loss for the US.
12/09/2011 10:10 am
Mexico's success in preventing Saadi Qaddafi from escaping to a Mexican resort with his family stands in stark contrast to the impunity with which many international criminals are able to operate in Mexico.
12/07/2011 04:47 pm
The US military acknowledged that one of its unmanned aerial vehicles had gone missing over western Afghanistan last week. With no pilot in the cockpit, drones can be tricky to fly.
12/05/2011 05:32 pm
A new Brookings Institution report from Richard Feinberg offers a plan for the international community to aid Cuba's economic reforms, even in the face of US opposition.
11/18/2011 12:10 pm
Some see the end of the NATO operation in Libya as a moment for Europe to step up with more robust support of the alliance. The US remains skeptical.
10/31/2011 02:09 pm
Occupy Europe? From Madrid to Athens, young people facing a bleak future are casting doubt on European identity.
10/29/2011 10:55 am
The death of Qaddafi isn't just a victory for Libya. It validates Obama's and NATO's intervention – as opposed to the bitter ventures in Iraq and Afghanistan. The international community must now continue to support Libya as it builds an inclusive democracy and rebuilds its economy.
10/21/2011 10:11 am
After local Serbs refused a NATO ultimatum to take down road barricades, NATO forces removed the barricades by force, teargassing local Serbs who attempted to thwart them.
10/20/2011 05:24 pm