| Feb 16, 2014
The United States and Cuba have been locked in the coldest of relationships for more than half a century. But a new poll suggests that the American people think it's time to warm things up a bit. We agree.
The poll, commissioned by the Washington-...
| Feb 19, 2014
Re "Time for a U.S.-Cuba thaw," Editorial, Feb. 16
It's way past time for us to join other nations and allow American citizens unfettered travel to neighboring Cuba.
How can we possibly explain why it's legal to visit and do business in communist...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Don't step over the line and re-militarize the Rhineland. Absorbing Austria would cross a red line. Breaking up Czechoslovakia is unacceptable. Get out of Poland by the announced deadline. The rest was history.
Don't dare blow up another American...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 7:12 AM
WASHINGTON – Newly levied visa restrictions and an executive order allowing financial sanctions against people or groups “threatening the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine” will allow the U.S....
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Crimea's Russian-controlled parliament voted Tuesday to bar what it considers "nationalist political organizations" involved in the recent leadership turmoil in Kiev from taking part in Sunday's vote on whether to separate from Ukraine and become an...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 10:30 AM
PARIS -- There are fewer things more pathetic than watching someone take a running dive off a high board only to end in a spectacular belly flop and still think that they're scoring a perfect 10. That's U.S. President Barack Obama right now on the issue...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 4:33 PM
LONDON — Ukraine was tugged in opposite directions Friday in a reminder of the Cold War past, with the government in Kiev pushing westward through closer ties to the European Union and Russia pulling Crimea eastward by formally annexing it....
| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:30 PM
It was one of the most awe-inspiring events of our lifetime: Ninety world leaders joining 100,000 South Africans in Johannesburg's World Cup Stadium for a four-hour-long celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela.
But what did the U.S. media focus on? Not...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 3:48 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration added 17 foreign companies and individuals to a federal blacklist Thursday for allegedly helping Iran evade economic sanctions, a move intended both to maintain pressure on Tehran during upcoming nuclear...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:30 PM
WASHINGTON — His greatest impact was as a moral leader, but Nelson Mandela also left a legacy in diplomacy by helping popularize the use of international sanctions to pressure a government to change its policies.
Since sanctions were imposed in an...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 8:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials hoping to end the nuclear standoff with Iran not only face a nation legendary for hard-line negotiating, they also must deal with members of Congress who may be just as unyielding.
In talks with Iran set...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Forty years ago today, the OPEC oil embargo caused oil prices to spike 70 percent to $5.11 a barrel, setting off a global energy crisis that sent shockwaves through the industrial age that are still felt today.
With the price of oil now oscillating...