Although full U.S. combat operations officially ended in Afghanistan in 2014, the fight against extremism rages on.
Yemen, a country whose counter-terrorism mission was once deemed a “success” by President Barack Obama, seems to be heading for conflict and bloodshed.
Christopher Rodriguez examines the political and social factors that have driven Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression in Ukraine.
Satellite photos released last week revealed that China has been secretly constructing an artificial island in the South China Sea large enough to play host to a military base.
Recent measures taken by Japan’s government to bring its debt under control have had significant consequences on the ground, both in Japan and abroad.
An agreement on climate was not the only thing to emerge from last week’s APEC summit.
Last week, elections in Ukraine were swept by a combination of parties all in favor of establishing closer ties with Europe. Although this can be seen as nothing less than great news for Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko, Chris Rodriguez cautions that darker times may be on the horizon for the Ukrainian leader if the situation in the east of the country isn’t brought under control soon.
The evidence is clear. The Chinese economic powerhouse is slowing down. Who will step in to fill the void?
With the Syrian border town of Kobane under siege for the past weeks, calls among the international community have been growing stronger for international intervention to support the town in its fight against IS militants. Chris Rodriguez looks at why Turkey is not likely to play any role in such an intervention, and why the U.S. should.