Thursday, August 14, 2014
About 260 Russian vehicles said to be carrying aid to eastern Ukraine remained parked at a military base in the southeastern Russia. Ukrainian officials are claiming that the trucks are full of military assistance for pro-Russian separatist fighters. Whether it’s Red Cross supplies or a 21st century Trojan horse, tensions are running high.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Egypt has played a leading role in maintaining Middle East peace since President Jimmy Carter negotiated the Camp David Accords in 1978. Today, after a counterrevolution and continuing waves of unrest, Egypt has problems of its own, and neither Hamas nor the Likud Party-led Israeli government seems ready for a cease-fire.
Monday, July 21, 2014
President Obama called on the Russian leader to compel Kremlin-backed separatists in Ukraine to open the crash site to investigators. Will Putin step in to defuse the crisis?
Monday, June 30, 2014
More than 52,000 Central American children have been detained at the U.S.-Mexico border this year after making the arduous trip unaccompanied by a parent. Most children are coming from Honduras—the murder capital of the world.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
As Iraq spirals deeper and deeper into chaos, tensions remain high between Ukraine and Russia, and territorial disputes in the South China Sea are mounting. Ian Bremmer, head of Eurasia Group, weighs in on the inconsistencies in President Obama’s foreign policy agenda.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Pakistan is on the edge as chronic chaos, violence, and unrest erupts in Karachi. The Pakistani version of the Taliban has managed to shut down the international airport twice this week. Today insurgents, possibly with no Taliban affiliation, attacked an airport training facility.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
After announcing that some troops will stay in Afghanistan, President Obama delivers a major speech at West Point Wednesday. But there's little time left in his presidency for a foreign policy reboot.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Ukrainian Ambassador to the United Nations, Yuriy Sergeyev is confident in his country's ability to hold free and fair elections. But when it comes to dealing with Moscow, the ambassador is not so confident, saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin is "mentally ill."
Monday, May 12, 2014
A vote on self rule in eastern Ukraine is threatening to throw the fragile government in Kiev off balance. What does the referendum mean within a historical context, and what impact will it have on the nation's uncertain future?
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
British lawyer Maya Lester has been getting calls from Russians that have been sanctioned over the Ukraine crises. She's made a successful career helping Iranian, Syrians and others get off blacklists for two decades.