Bill Van Auken - Feb 22, 12
A little-noted amendment to a $63 billion Federal Aviation Authority appropriations bill has ominous implications for democratic rights in the United States.
Franco Galdini - Feb 19, 12
As a result of the crackdown on the Kurdisk PKK by the Turkish government the organisation has lost much of its popular support. In the light of the Arab Spring and growing tensions between Turkey and its neighbours the PKK might strive to regain support through its old habits of violence, or try to emulate the popular resistance movements.
Zachary Fillingham - Feb 10, 12
Russia and China’s dual veto on a UN resolution condemning recent violence in Syria shocked and appalled audiences throughout the Western world. Yet the logic underpinning this veto could be more nuanced than we think.
Adam Isacson - Feb 09, 12
A decade of violence and insecurity has deeply marked Colombia's society, politics and institutions. For Colombia to move on, its beleaguered yet independent justice system will have a vital role to play.
Yang Liming - Feb 09, 12
China and Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council draft resolution on Syria on Feb. 4. At present, Syria is not only the eye of the storm in the Middle East, but also a focus of interest for great powers that seek to set the template for resolving the crisis of a sovereign state.
S P Seth - Feb 08, 12
With China determined to uphold its ‘core’ national interests, and the US and others equally committed to, for instance, freedom of navigation through the South China Sea, it only needs a spark to ignite a prairie fire
Annie Tracy Samuel - Feb 05, 12
Military action against Iran, and even the continuing threat of attack, is likely to give the Islamic Republic a new lease on life.
Vladimir Sotnikov - Jan 30, 12
Can India use its transfer station card for NATO military cargo in the American-Indo-Pakistani “big game” in Afghanistan?
Paul Rogers - Jan 28, 12
A sense of enduring history and more recent experience of bitter conflict inform Iran's nuclear stance. To understand this could be a way to avoid war.
Marin Katusa - Jan 25, 12
Rumors are swirling that India and Iran are at the negotiating table right now, hammering out a deal to trade oil for gold. Why does that matter? Because it strikes at the heart of both the value of the US dollar and today's high-tension standoff with Iran.