International

12/18/2014 - 4:16am

    The Greek fiscal crisis erupted five years ago, and its side effects continue to inflict immense damage on Europe and the world. But I'm not talking about the side effects you may have in mind - spillovers from Greece's Great Depression-level slump or financial contagion to other debtors. No, the...

12/11/2014 - 4:41pm

    Ever since George W. Bush in 2002 began driving up public frenzy for his invasion of Iraq on trumped-up justifications a year later, Congress's constitutional role to declare war has continued to be cold-shouldered.

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12/11/2014 - 4:37pm

    The Islamic State has visibly attracted young Muslims from all over the world to its violent movement to build a caliphate in Iraq and Syria. But here's what's less visible - the online backlash against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL...

12/11/2014 - 4:34pm

    A loaded pun can be deadly.

    And now, in China, the State Administration for Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television is cracking down. "Radio and television authorities at all levels...

12/11/2014 - 4:02pm

    Only a few months ago, President Barack Obama announced the good news that our combat role in Afghanistan — the longest war in U.S. history — would finally end by New Year’s Day.

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12/11/2014 - 4:01pm

    Will plummeting oil prices succeed in reining in Vladimir Putin's aggressive foreign policy where Western diplomacy and economic sanctions have so far failed? Might the shock to Russia's oil- exporting economy be so great as to destabilize Putin...

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