Released Tuesday, the seventh annual Global Peace Index assessed each country's internal crime statistics, population trends and other factors — from the number of homicides to terrorist activity to prevailing economic conditions. It may shock Americans to know that the U.S. is ranked No. 100.
The impact of fighting two wars over the past decade has taken its toll on our military forces. They have been run hard and put away wet. Sequestration has only compounded the problem. Our military services are already reeling from previously approved $800 billion in defense cuts over the next decade and are now faced with $500 billion in additional budget cuts now that sequestration has been implemented.
The United States has been the dominant player in the shale revolution until now, but new estimates of the world's potential shale resources show that Russia, China and developing countries such as Argentina and Algeria could be the biggest winners in the future.
The impact of fighting two wars over the past decade has taken its toll on our military forces. They have been run hard and put away wet. Sequestration has only compounded the problem.
The federal government owes $16.7 trillion to its creditors around the world, definitely including China. Each year, that number grows by $1 trillion, the amount President Obama has been borrowing to keep his bureaucracy expanding at a rapid pace.
Donald Trump is weighing a run for president in 2016 because of the damage President Obama has done to the nation from scandals and weak foreign policy. In an interview Monday, I asked the billionaire real estate developer if he was running for president in 2016. The New York Post reported that Mr. Trump has spent $1 million recently for research and polling for a potential run.
Government delegates from North and South Korea began preparatory talks Sunday at a "truce village" on their heavily armed border aimed at setting ground rules for a higher-level discussion on easing animosity and restoring stalled rapprochement projects.
Japanese troops will converge on California's southern coast in the next two weeks as part of a military exercise with U.S. troops aimed at improving that country's amphibious attack abilities.
Cybersecurity and the threat posed by Chinese hackers provided the main source of discord in the otherwise amicable meeting in the California desert over the weekend between President Obama and new Chinese leader Xi Jinping, a summit that set a standard for informality and direct exchanges between the leaders of the globe's two biggest economies.