Politics and Security

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 08:08
Russia is a case in point. A year ago Turkey and Russia were on the brink of war over Syria. Today they are in a courtship that may include critical defense and procurement cooperation.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 07:45
Turkey said Tuesday that Washington has promised that U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces will only be involved in encircling the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa and will not enter the city itself.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 07:40
U.S. officials are working to mitigate tensions between two U.S. allies in the nascent attempt to oust the Islamic State from its chief stronghold in Syria.
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 07:46
Russian nationalists were behind an alleged coup attempt in Montenegro that included plans to assassinate the pro-Western prime minister because of his government’s bid to join NATO, the Balkan country’s chief special prosecutor said Sunday.
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 07:29
The U.S. spent more than $160 billion to rebuild war-wrecked Iraq and Afghanistan, but there appears to be little appetite in Washington to fund a third big reconstruction era for Iraq’s ongoing second war.
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 07:04
American military leaders in Europe are seeking to reassure allies and partners that the U.S. remains committed to the continent, amid questions arising ahead of the presidential election.
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 06:46
Joint Chiefs Chairman Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford on Sunday met in Ankara with his Turkish counterpart on the planned Raqqa offensive to be led by U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds considered terrorists by Turkey.
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 06:44
Kenya has deported a South Sudanese rebel spokesman - a registered refugee - back to his war-torn country where he could face detention and abuse at the hands of the Juba government. Human rights groups and the United Nations on Friday called the move a breach of international law.
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 06:40
On Sunday, following gross ma­nipu­la­tion of the constitution and electoral system, Mr. Ortega will preside over his reelection as president, as well as the installation of his wife, Rosario Murillo, as vice president. With little more than a few grumbles, the Obama administration has tolerated and worked with the new Ortega regime. This, despite the fact that Mr. Ortega, a close ally of Fidel Castro, lately has begun purchasing weapons from Russia while granting a shadowy Chinese business executive rights to build a canal across the country.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 08:02
A pair of recent reports highlights how Colombia's government decentralization process over the past 30 years has facilitated the incursion of organized crime into local politics, and how this development has generated ongoing problems.