American decline is the conventional wisdom, as the United States suffers from high unemployment, crushing debt, and political gridlock. Here's the bigger picture: a competitive and innovative economy, reliable allies, a superior military, and foreign autocrats on the run.
12/19/2011 10:30 am
North Korea is unlikely to act erratically following the death of Kim Jong-il. All eyes are on heir Kim Jong-un, whose youth and inexperience mean elder statesmen are likely to guide the transition.
12/19/2011 08:43 am
After Thursday night's GOP candidate debate, a political analyst suggested the Ron Paul hands-off position toward Iran 'jumped the shark.' Mr. Paul says intervention is what's truly nuts. Here are their arguments.
12/16/2011 01:04 pm
The State Department official, Frederic Hof, told Congress on Wednesday that Assad's repression may allow him to hang on to power but only for a short time.
12/14/2011 06:16 pm
Today's announcement was highly anticipated by both the physics community and the public, with speculation running rampant in the days leading up to it that the elusive particle may have finally been found.
12/14/2011 01:07 pm
Canada's ban follows those of France, Tunisia, Turkey, and Syria, and is meant to ensure that those taking the oath of citizenship are actually reciting the oath.
12/13/2011 01:23 pm
Scientists are closer to capturing the elusive Higgs boson 'God particle,' the missing piece of the governing theory of the universe's tiniest building blocks.
12/13/2011 09:49 am
As foreign exchange reserves in other countries fall, the Chinese yuan follows suit
12/12/2011 04:00 pm
Trade and economic interaction happens with countries outside of the Eurozone as well.
12/08/2011 06:00 pm
The Dow sees its biggest gain since October 2009. But debt problems in Europe still loom large, and the central bankers' promises to print more money aren't anything new.
12/01/2011 06:00 pm