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International Relations

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  • Mandela and Obama: Two paths to power

    WASHINGTON -- Seldom does the death of a foreign leader touch the hearts and conscience of Americans as did the passing at age 95 of Nelson Mandela, who suffered, struggled and eventually led South Africa out of the scourge of racial apartheid and became,...
  • U.S.-India summit comes as relations between the two languish

    NEW DELHI — Although economics, trade, security and nuclear energy will figure prominently when President Obama meets with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Washington on Friday, the elephant in the room will be a growing disenchantment with a...
  • Drone warfare foretells an ever-expanding and illegal war

    PARIS -- The disclosure that current American drone warfare operations are directed from the presidential office in the White House, with the president himself selecting persons to be assassinated by unmanned American drone aircraft in the Muslim...
  • 'Music Together' Celebrates 'Day Of Peace'

    'Music Together' Celebrates 'Day Of Peace'
    When both of my sons were babies and toddlers, we loved attending our local Music Together classes and have such fond memories of singing "Tingalayo" and "All Around the Kitchen Cock-a-doodle-doodle-doo"! Now, this wonderful organization, committed to...
  • In Theory: Does military spending betray America's religious ideals?

    America spends more on its military than any other country. U.S. military spending in 2012 was $682 billion, which is $516 billion more than incurred by China, the next biggest spender. This means the U.S. has the most technologically advanced and best-...
  • Obama's choice on Syria

    WASHINGTON -- Ever since Barack Obama entered the Oval Office in 2009, his foreign policy has been driven in large part by a determination to reverse that of his predecessor, George W. Bush, who put the United States on a reckless course of...
  • Legal experts teach Syrian rebels to prevent human rights abuses

    Legal experts teach Syrian rebels to prevent human rights abuses
    GAZIANTEP, Turkey — When law student Ibrahim Olabi concluded his presentation to a group of Syrian rebels, the fighters had some difficult questions concerning international humanitarian law. Under the theory of collateral damage, they asked,...
  • Global governance at heart of failed foreign policies

    PARIS -- The first time I heard there was a "war" against Westphalia was in a talk given to the International Institute for Strategic Studies in 2003 by George W. Bush's national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice. She said that the Westphalian system...
  • U.S. and Israel push the boundaries of international law

    PARIS -- In 2009, the former head of the international law department of Israel's military establishment, Daniel Reisner, said that "International law progresses through violations. We invented the targeted assassination thesis and we had to push it. At...
  • Hague Tribunal controversy hints at US-Israeli aims

    PARIS -- The irresistible impulse to aggrandize power, which has been evident in American foreign policy since (at least) the fall of the East-West bipolar system in 1991, was demonstrated last week by the NSA revelations of Edward Snowden. Now there is a...
  • US must accept Russian-delivered Syria

    PARIS -- The Washington debates about the Syrian chemical weapons, and whether there is an Obama "Plan B" by which the United States may yet bomb Syria, seem deaf to what really happened last week. Russia delivered Syria, its ally, to international...
  • Saudi Arabia rejects Security Council seat, lashes U.N. as failure

    Saudi Arabia rejects Security Council seat, lashes U.N. as failure
    A day after the United Nations elected Saudi Arabia to a prestigious seat on the Security Council, the Saudi leadership refused to accept the position and lashed out at the world body for "double standards" and failure to protect peace. It was a...