The United States has informally asked Japan to suspend its plans to develop an Iranian oil field. Resource-poor Japan has been planning to develop Iran's Azadegan oil field, estimated to hold the world's second-biggest single oil reserve, de
Stung by President Bush's refusal to grant access to American nuclear know-how, Pakistan accused the US of discriminating against it and of upsetting the balance of power in South Asia. India and Pakistan almost went to war for a fourth time in 2
In a setback for the administration's efforts to win approval of a landmark nuclear pact with India, former senator Sam Nunn said that he has serious concerns the deal would harm the "US vital interest" in preventing nuclear proliferati
For the past several decades the centerpiece of US Middle East policy has been its relationship with Israel. Unwavering support for Israel and spread democracy throughout the region has inflamed Arab and Islamic opinion and jeopardized US security.
Dubai, which agreed this month to sell its interest in U.S. ports, said its $1.2 billion takeover of a U.K. company with U.S. plants that make military equipment is delayed while the authorities investigate security concerns.
Since 20 September 2002, the US government has abandoned its former multilateral approach to global affairs, and adopted an imperial posture known as the so-called Bush doctrine. This new agenda is based on militarist and imperial values with some thEntered By: Mike Dugger
The US is concerned about China's military build-up and Beijing should make its intentions clear, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says. She was confident the UN would take action on Iran, which she called the "central banker of terrorism
Undaunted by the difficult war in Iraq, President Bush reaffirmed his strike-first policy against terrorists and enemy nations and said Iran may pose the biggest challenge for America.
Prominent activists inside Iran say President Bush's plan to spend millions of dollars to promote democracy here is the kind of help they don't need, warning that mere announcement taints them as American agents. [That's the plan.]
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice indicated Saturday that the United States would look for ways to resume military assistance to Latin American nations cut off from aid programs because of their refusal to shield Americans from the International Cr
"We have consistently pointed out that North Korea's missile programme is a concern that poses a threat to the region and the larger international community," the White House spokesman, Scott McClellan, said.
The White House said it still opposes a proposed natural gas pipeline linking energy-rich Iran with India, clarifying remarks by President Bush that seemed to soften US opposition to the project. Bush said, "our beef with Iran is not the pipelin
WASHINGTON (AFX) - North Korea's missile program has emerged a global 'threat', the United States said, after the Stalinist nation reportedly test-fired two missiles amid a stalemate in nuclear talks.
The top diplomats from Russia and the United States exposed their countries' widening rift on Tuesday, publicly airing disagreements over how to curb Iran's nuclear programs and other issues, such as trade and democracy.
President Bush faces the task of selling the trip's centerpiece—a nuclear accord with India—to a Congress increasingly willing to challenge him on foreign policy. The agreement gives India access to US technology and fuel to build up a civilian a
"It's going to be tough to argue that Iran and North Korea should be denied nuclear technology while India – which has failed to even join the Nonproliferation Treaty – is given the same technology on a silver platter," said Worl
NEW DELHI (AFX) - The US and India sealed a civilian nuclear deal which their leaders described as historic.
When President Bush recently announced his support for intervention in Sudan's Darfur region, it was yet another milestone for the rising interest of Christian evangelicals in US foreign policy.
[Remarkable & important] Ledeen believes that mankind is inclined toward war and has a dismal, Hobbesian view of history. He says, "I'm not sure Machiavelli was wrong when he said that 'man is more inclined to do evil than to do good.**
President Bush may not like the arguments that critics are raising against the Dubai company attempting to take over cargo and cruise operations at ports in 6 US cities. He should recognize them. The president is stewing in a pot he brought to boil.
Perhaps it should. Periodic riots are normal in parts of the world; England was famous for them in the 18th century. But when rioting continues day after day, it can serve as a sort of thermometer, taking the temperature of a population. Pakistan, it
MOSCOW. Feb 26 -- The head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization said Sunday that his country had agreed in principle to set up a joint uranium enrichment project with Russia, a potentially significant breakthrough in efforts to prevent an interna
A deal that allows an Arab-owned company in Dubai to manage 6 major US ports was scrutinized for security risks by an obscure intelligence agency that existed for only 4 months. Many of the functions were transferred to Negroponte's office from t
Taiwan needs to purchase 8 submarines President Bush had promised to sell the island to counter rival China's looming military threat, said Rep. Rob Simmons, all of which could be built in a shipyard in his home state of Connecticut.
In ordinary cases of foreign direct investment the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US first conducts a 30-day “review” of the transaction, then decides if a 45-day “investigation” is necessary to address national security concerns.
The US will allocate $5 million to finance the Syrian opposition, the State Department said, 2 days after announcing a similar initiative for the Iranian opposition. The State Department will give the money "to accelerate the work of reformers i
"We intend to use the Syrian Accountability Act and use it to its fullest," the top US diplomat told Congress, referring to a 2003 law that allows the US administration to impose sanctions against Syria.
"With respect, but with firmness, we demand they stop the meddling and the interfering in Venezuela's affairs," said Deputy Foreign Minister Mari Pili Hernandez. "We want respect for our country, we want respect for our sovereignty
... provide an additional $75 million in emergency funding to step up pressure on the government, including expanding radio and television broadcasts into Iran and promoting internal opposition to the rule of religious leaders.
As Washington's dependence on African oil intensifies, some analysts predict the region will increasingly play host to confrontations between U.S. forces deployed there and various insurgent groups, predominantly Islamic extremists.