Not merely mislabeled, but also misplaced it seems:
A nasty spate of anti-Americanism set off by Vladimir V. Putin has grown into waves of attacks aimed at the new American ambassador and Russian opposition leaders, raising questions about the future of U.S.-Russian relations.
The attacks started just before the December parliamentary elections and have [...]
The beat goes on:
Despite the Obama administration’s vows to cripple Iran with economic sanctions, it is leaders in Congress and Europe who have seized the lead in the West’s long-running campaign to punish Tehran for its suspected nuclear weapons program.
In recent months, the toughest moves to deter Iran from pursuing its presumed [...]
Ten thousand US troops station in Europe will be coming home, according to the WSJ:
The Pentagon will pull some 10,000 troops out of Europe in a broad reorganization that will shrink the number of Army and Air Force personnel stationed in Germany and close a number of bases.
The changes represent new details [...]
The more things change, the more they remain the same:
A top Muslim Brotherhood official has warned that any cuts in U.S. aid to Egypt could affect Cairo’s peace treaty with Israel – the latest sign that Egypt’s emerging political forces intend to call Washington’s bluff over the diplomatic dispute triggered by a crackdown [...]
Pax Americana has been pretty good for America, and the rest of the world as well. But battered and scarred by combat in inhospitable places, and with pocket book issues facing the electorate as we move ever closer to a crippingly expensive European-style welfare state realizing the progressive vision, public men are openly predicting [...]
They’re beating now, albeit reluctantly according to the BBC’s Mark Mardell:
(The) White House may have to accept the inevitable and take action. Professor Matt Kroenig, who worked on the Middle East and nuclear issues in the Department of Defense, says there are only a number of ways the Iranian nuclear issue is going [...]
A UK frigate and a French destroyer were a part of a US-led flotilla which entered the Arabian Gulf late last month, in defiance of Iranian threats. Today the UK Daily Telegraph reports that the international flavor of the force was, well – forced:
Defence sources have revealed that the Americans only relented and [...]
Issandr el Amrani lays out the facts surrounding Egypt’s struggling transition to democracy, and notes that with the military government’s decision to try NGO officials in court, the Muslim Brotherhood – which won the lion’s share of parliamentary seats in a recent election – has the opportunity to play the grown-up in the room.
The Egyptian government makes one:
Egypt’s military-led government said Sunday that it would put 19 Americans and two dozen others on trial in a politically charged criminal investigation into the foreign financing of nonprofit groups that has shaken the 30-year alliance between the United States and Egypt.
The decision raises tensions between the two [...]
Here’s where it gets you:
Russia on Saturday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution calling on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down hours after a reported government massacre in Homs emboldened Western powers to push for a vote despite Moscow’s objections.
China joined Russia in voting against the resolution, as both countries did [...]