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By Brahma Chellaney
Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Council On Foreign Relations
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to ask President Obama to end U.S. drone strikes against suspected terrorists in Pakistan and mediate a long-standing dispute with India when the two leaders meet at the White House on Wednesday.
Sen. John McCain angrily disputed claims that at least half of Syria's rebels are Islamic extremists on Tuesday night.
President Obama's reversal of fortunes over Syria sparked Twitter posts from Washington to Moscow, as foreign policy analysts Tuesday tried to follow the latest twist in the accidental diplomacy at the White House.
Four U.S. Navy destroyers remain ready in the Eastern Mediterranean for President Obama's call to strike the Syrian regime's military assets, each equipped with up to 90 Tomahawk cruise missiles, defense officials said Monday.
Mass protests in Brazil and halfway around the world in Turkey are the latest manifestations of the coming of age of a politically aware global middle class that, armed with little more than Twitter and Facebook, is demanding greater government accountability, basic rights and a more equitable distribution of resources.
The U.S. education system is not as globally competitive as it used to be, a study by the Council on Foreign Relations revealed on Monday.
Special elections at select spots in the United States for Iranian-Americans and expatriates to vote on Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's replacement kick off Friday, but voter turnout is low as young people in particular see their ballots as worthless.
A reformist candidate bowed out Tuesday of Iran's presidential election, boosting the chances of the last remaining pro-reform candidate who wants better ties with the West.
In "Invisible Armies," Max Boot attempts to write an up-to-date account of the evolution of guerrilla warfare and terrorism from ancient times to the modern era. Mr. Boot, the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and an adviser on counterinsurgency to the U.S. government, is ideally suited to produce such a comprehensive study.
The yardstick used in the immigration bill to determine border control may produce too rosy a picture of how well the Border Patrol is doing in cracking down on illegal crossings, according to an independent study released Monday that threatens to upend the immigration debate.
The United States has targeted and killed hundreds of suspected low-level fighters in Pakistani, Afghan and unidentified extremist groups in Pakistan's tribal areas, despite assurances from the Obama administration that remote controlled drone aircraft strikes are used only against known senior leaders of al Qaeda.
North Korea's military ratcheted up its threat to carry out a nuclear strike on the U.S. to new heights Thursday — just hours after the Pentagon announced the deployment of an American ballistic missile defense system to Guam.
The Obama administration faces an uphill battle in its growing effort to convince China to play a more active role in steering North Korea away from provoking a military conflict on the divided Korean Peninsula, foreign policy insiders say.
That Treasury Department official Harry Dexter White was a Soviet agent — perhaps the most important one in the Red-riddled Roosevelt administration — has been well-documented in defector reports and intercepted intelligence cables. Now startling new evidence has emerged on an attempt by White to tilt international economic policy in favor of the Soviet Union during the postwar Bretton Woods Conference in New Hampshire.
North Korea's third nuclear test has put the burden on China to punish its communist ally, but Beijing is unlikely to do anything to hurt Pyongyang, Asia analysts said Tuesday.