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Obama doctrine US President Barack Obama (Reuters / Jonathan Ernst)
How should we describe the Obama administration’s foreign policy – idealistic, pragmatic, neither, or merely erratic? On the one hand, Obama is reaching out to Cuba and Burma, but on the other he’s backing coups in Egypt and Ukraine. Is there suc... May 04, 2015 10:30

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Reuters/Mike Segar
Pretend politics?

During the epic political spectacle known as the American presidential election, billions of dollars will be raised and spent. The air waves will be...

May 02, 2015 10:30
Russian President Vladimir Putin (RIA Novosti / Alexey Druzhinin)
Putin's 15 years

Fifteen years ago Vladimir Putin assumed the Russian presidency and no one can doubt that he has left his mark on the country since then. Widely...

April 29, 2015 04:30
Reuters / Ilya Naymushin
​Sanction wars

Are economic sanctions against a country a substitute for war? The record is mixed – civilian populations almost always suffer, while elites remain in...

April 27, 2015 06:30
Miners bang their helmets on the ground during a rally, to demand the payment of their salaries and reforms in the coal industry, in front of the parliament building in Kiev April 23, 2015 (Reuters / Valentyn Ogirenko)
​The Kiev regime

Ukraine’s is a complex and a multilevel tragedy – as the economy continues to collapse, the Kiev leadership is hell-bent on destroying civil...

April 24, 2015 10:30
Reuters / Mohamed al-Sayaghi
​Destroying Yemen

As Yemen is pulverized into oblivion, it remains unclear just exactly what Riyadh hopes to achieve in this war. Washington has tied itself to the...

April 22, 2015 04:30
Reuters/US Navy
​New militarism

Military spending across the globe is on the rise. Old threats are retired and new ones invented or re-invented. Who benefits from this new militarism -...

April 20, 2015 06:30
Smoke billows after an air strike in Yemen's central city of Ibb April 12, 2015. (Reuters/Stringer)
War of failure

From Afghanistan to Yemen we are told we must fight terrorism over there to keep us safe here at home. The historical record tells us a very...

April 13, 2015 06:30
An aerial view shows Maidan Nezalezhnosti or Independence Square crowded by supporters of EU integration during a rally in central Kiev, December 8, 2013. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)
​Purging Kiev

Purging Kiev, or the revolution eats its own children: On the back of an economic meltdown and defeat on the battlefield there are signs the Maidan...

April 10, 2015 10:30
A general view of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, some 1,200 km (746 miles) south of Tehran. (Reuters/IRNA/Mohammad Babaie)
Iran: The deal

An historic agreement that could trigger a geopolitical realignment in the Middle East. There is no final agreement yet between the P5+1 countries...

April 08, 2015 10:30