The US and Russia are pledging to maintain the provisions of the 1991 START pact. But even with the best intentions, the path to cooperation is not always smooth.
Mohamed ElBaradei stepped down from his post at the UN nuclear watchdog IAEA at the end of November. He's been seen both as an honest broker and as being too soft on Iran.
One key is not setting a final exit date, which would only allow the Taliban to wait out the US.
From a 2005 baseline, a 17 percent emissions cut would fall short of what's needed to keep global warming to 3.6 degrees F. But it may reflect most that US Senate would OK from climate talks.
A portion of Iran's nuclear program – a $1 billion reactor being built by Russia at Bushehr – hit a snag on Monday with Moscow announcing that construction will be delayed beyond the end of this year.
Obama, in first stop of his Asia trip, addressed the thorny issue of a US military base in Okinawa. Despite recent tensions, Obamamania is still strong in Japan.
'2012' is a disaster movie that delivers every destructive scenario you could hope for – and a few more.
Afghanistan vendors in the 'Obama Market' in Kabul sell MREs, military cots, and goggles like those used by the American military. It's not clear where they come from, but the Otis Spunkmeyer cookies are popular.
As head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamed ElBaradei says the world has not done well in preventing nuclear proliferation. But ElBaradei has high hopes for the Obama administration.
Their latest defiance will undermine his grand goal. He must act more forcefully.