Violence in Russia’s North Caucasus will test whether President Medvedev is entrenched enough in Russian politics to stand on his own two feet.
This week’s Green Zone bombings may have been an ‘inside job’ that was aimed at embarrassing the Iraqi government ahead of January elections.
While Obama concentrates on closing Guantanamo, rights activists say the U.S.-run prison at Bagram continues to operate 'in the shadows'.
NATO’s campaign to pacify the restive south ahead of this week’s elections is making it so that a win for President Karzai is all but official.
A successful election is sure to be perceived as a victory for the NATO campaign in Afghanistan. However, August elections obscure what is really going on in Afghan politics - a rise in state-sanctioned corruption.
For the women of eastern Congo, a U.S.-backed Congolese military operation meant to save them from abusive rebels has turned into a nightmare of its own.
Those of us who proposed the impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney for violating his oath of office and engaging in a Nixon-on-steroids spree of high crimes and misdemeanors began to recognize the abusive nature of the previous administration when Cheney refused to release details of the industry insiders with whom he met to craft energy policies.
Former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds testified under oath Saturday about shocking details connecting the Turkish government to an intricate network of individuals and organization that bribed, persuaded, and – at least in one case – blackmailed US lawmakers and corrupted American government officials. Corruption. Espionage. Bribery. All to ensure that the US does not recognize the Armenian Genocide ever again.
Although this week’s report on Pakistan touches down on the possibility of U.S. drone strikes alienating crucial tribal populations along the Durand line, the assassination of Baitullah Mehsud is without a doubt a boon for the Pakistani government’s fight against Islamic militancy.
It is the open secret no one wants to talk about, the unwelcome truth that most prefer to hide. In Afghanistan, one of the richest sources of Taliban funding is the foreign assistance coming into the country.