U.S. Africa Command was launched to controversy and has been met with skepticism ever since. Behind two years of mixed messages, a coherent mission might finally be emerging. Here's what you need to know about the world's next U.S. military hub.
As causalities from the world's religious wars mount, God is getting a bad reputation. But the war against God has had its casualties as well. Here's why we need a truce -- and why secularism is almost as much of a threat to the world as fundamentalism.
U.S. standing in the world matters, Americans care about it, and a weakened stature continues to hamper U.S. policy. Twenty prominent political scientists have recently completed a year-long study of the issue and clear away the underbrush of misunderstanding.
BY PETER KATZENSTEIN, JEFFREY LEGRO, THE APSA TASK FORCE ON U.S. STANDING IN WORLD AFFAIRS|OCTOBER 5, 2009
Don't believe the hype about Japan's new ruling party and
the supposed revolution it is launching. As the new government completes its first month in office, all signs
point to more of the same old stagnation in Tokyo.
BY PAUL J. SCALISE, DEVIN T. STEWART|OCTOBER 1, 2009
With a U.S. president chairing the world’s top security body for the first time, it’s worth asking: What does the U.N. Security Council do, exactly? The answer, it turns, out, is more than you think, and less than you might hope.