There were no huge surprises in the announced bilateral defense guidelines, which is not to say that they aren’t significant. But they still need to be ratified by the Japanese parliament—and accepted by a reluctant Japanese public.
Cheap oil is hurting the Gulf’s petrostates. Can the Saudis win their game of chicken against U.S. shale?
The Nepalese earthquake is not only a humanitarian disaster, but also a strategic opportunity for Nepal’s neighbors to vie for influence in a hotly contested region.
The Sunni rebels look stronger as the truce falters.
Some EU leaders are talking openly about contingency plans for a Greek default. Meanwhile, ordinary Greeks give their government a clear demand: stay in the Eurozone.
Rebels strike a pair of substantive blows against the Assad regime.