It’s the coast guard and fishing vessels that are doing a lot of the fighting against foreign ships in parts of the South China Sea claimed by neighboring countries.
Staples is closing 225 retail stores due to the growth of online shopping. Greens should be loudly celebrating.
Students are factoring financial concerns into their choice of college more than ever before. This may seem like an obvious step, but price-conscious consumers are bad news for an already struggling industry.
As the long-term costs of the Syrian war for the US and its allies mount, there are many signs that the US government could be moving towards a more realistic Middle East policy.
The elections in El Salvador will more than likely go to the left wing FMLN candidate Salvador Sánchez Cerén. The way he chooses to govern may impact not just his country’s relations with the United States, but even gang violence in American cities.
Making anti-semitism into an eternal problem, some scholars of Judaism actually wind up normalizing anti-Judaism.
If the United States is to push back against Russia’s incursion into Ukraine, it must set aside wishful thinking and breathless rhetoric about a new “Cold War” and get to work shoring up its neglected Transatlantic alliances.
In the name of helping people attend college, Obama’s budget proposal seeks to expand access to student loans. But saddling graduates with more debt ignores the real problem: sky-high tuition, enabled by federal subsidies.
Vladimir Putin’s actions in Crimea indicate just how confident he is that he has the West over a barrel. And given how the Europeans are hesitating to impose targeted sanctions on Russia’s kleptocratic elite, his calculations may prove to be correct.
India’s next election has just been announced to start next month, with more than 800 million people eligible to vote. As in the United States, however, a few key states will decide the outcome.
Putin believes that the West is decadent, weak and divided. The West needs to prove him wrong.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s approval ratings have fallen to 39 percent—just over half of his total in last year’s election. It’s still early, but this is not a good start for the standard bearer of the Democrats’ liberal wing.
Beijing’s official line urges all sides to peacefully settle their differences. Unofficially, China is firmly on Russia’s side.
The failure of large numbers of uninsured to sign up for coverage under the ACA is a huge strike against the law. But it also raises deeper questions about whether a national health care policy is even possible.
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Did you see the news that Pope Francis is about to change Catholic teaching on gay marriage? Once again, the “Francis effect” is working its magic on the media’s coverage of the new pontiff.
Call it another win for President Obama’s “smart diplomacy”: cut back on defense spending at home while China boosts its own military to unprecedented levels.
Yet another western plan for Ukraine ended in failure today. Will this hurt Obama’s standing in the Middle East?
Beijing is about to hit a landmark moment that wasn’t included in any of its Five Year Plans: the first default in its domestic bond market. This dubious milestone comes, perhaps unsurprisingly, courtesy of one of the country’s struggling solar producers.