The White House announced Wednesday that President George W. Bush extended for one year sanctions against Syria for what Washington says is its support for terrorism.
Zimbabwean Opposition Members address both Members of Congress and a Conference in Washington about the crisis.
Recently some members of the Zimbabwean Opposition were at a conference in Washington discussing events back home.
Some governments key to Iraq's future are balking at entering into an ambitious contract with the country that commits them to substantial aid in exchange for a promise of unity in Iraq with five years. The International Compact with Iraq,
Both countries blame each other for the suffering in Somalia despite Sparse Contacts.
The neoconservative hubris that the US can and should reshape the world has been a casualty of the Iraq war, both substantively and politically. The practical limitations on the ability of the US to direct the destiny of other peoples and cultures,
Last week, the president signed legislation that calls for the "timely admission" of Georgia, Ukraine, Albania, Croatia and Macedonia to NATO. The NATO Freedom Consolidation Act of 2007 allocates funds to assist these countries in their bi
The People's Bank of China (PBOC), in a surprise announcement on the eve of the Lunar New Year holidays, ordered lenders to tie up another half a percent of their deposits in reserve at the central bank instead of loaning the money out.
A DISPUTE over US plans to station anti-missile bases in eastern Europe escalated dramatically today following Russia's call for a freeze of a key European defence treaty.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he was suspending Russia's obligations under the Conventional Forces in Europe(CFE) Treaty, the Reuters news agency reports. The Russian President linked the move to US plans for a missile defenc
The Syrian ambassador to the US didn't used to get many visitors. Suddenly, his date book is filling up. What he makes of the new American outreach - and how Syria hopes to gain from it.
As Casey Stengel once screamed, "Doesn't anybody here know how to play this game?" It's one thing to waste $10 billion a year quixotically developing a missile-defense system; President Bush clearly announced from the get-go that h
West Africa is now a major source of oil for th US, and African-born journalist and researcher Nicholas Shaxson has made the oil-producing nations of west Africa his beat.
A Massachusetts newspaper editorialized that "Mark Twain has suddenly become the most influential anti-imperialist and the most dreaded critic of the sacrosanct person in the White House that the country contains." The materials assembled hEntered By: Powell Gammill
The death six Canadian soldiers in southern Afghanistan reminds us of Santayana’s maxim that those who fail to study history are doomed to repeat it. On 27 July, 1880, the British Empire suffered one of the worst defeats in its colonial history.
Suspected Sunni insurgents penetrated the Baghdad security net Wednesday, hitting Shiite targets with four bomb attacks that killed 183 people - the bloodiest day since the U.S. troop surge began nine weeks ago.
The CorporaState is looking hungrily at America. As an appetizer they ate Lt. Eric Shine, the Federal Maritime Officer who tried to stop them. Today Privatization has been converted by the CorporaState to Piratization
Hafetz, a lawyer at the Washington-based law institute the Brennan Center for Justice, described Meshal's detention as "a product of the lawless process that's taking place in Ethiopia now with the US involved."
The White House's huffing and puffing about Nancy Pelosi's visit to Syria is just a bunch of hooey. Congress is an independent and coequal branch of our government. Its members can go anywhere they wish to go, and that includes the current Ho
[Missile shield from whom?] A senior Russian lawmaker called for Russia to be included in US plans to build a missile defence system in Europe, warning Moscow will otherwise view the antimissile shield as a threat.
A U.S. Republican congressman met President Bashar Assad on Thursday, a day after a visit by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, spurning the White House policy of isolating the Syrian leadership.
"We want to cooperate with Russia," said Eric Edelman, undersecretary of defense for policy. "But that being said, I don't think if for some reason we're unable to reach a commonly agreed way ahead, that we would want to acc
A major arms-sale package that the Bush adminstration is planning to offer Saudi Arabia adn other Persian Gulf allies to deter Iran have been delayed because of objections from Israel (Wonder how many of these weapons will kill Americans)
House speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Syria for a controversial 2-day visit amid protests from the White House that she is undermining US policy. Pelosi, an ardent opponent of President Bush, smiled and shook hands with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid
The U.S. House members, who included Virginia Republican Frank Wolf, Pennsylvania Republican Joe Pitts and Alabama Republican Robert Aderholt, also said they had raised with Syrian officials the issue of stopping the alleged flow of foreign fighters
President Bush has scolded House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for visiting Syria. In the president's opinion the US government should speak with just one voice overseas. That view flies in the face of both the text and spirit of the Constitution.
President Bush issues a "non-lethal presidential finding" permitting the CIA to provide financial and logistical support to Lebanese prime minister Fouad Siniora. The classified presidential order "authorizes the CIA and other US inte
The Bush administration has launched a campaign to isolate and embarrass Syrian President Bashar Assad, using parliamentary elections in late April as a lever, according to State Department officials and Syrian exiles.
In another blow to the Bush adminstration's closet political ally in Latin America, an intelligence report obtained by US CIA has charged Colombia's army chief Gen. Mario Montoya with collaborating intimately with right-wing paramilitaries
A former top American diplomat says the US deliberately resisted calls for an immediate ceasefire during the conflict in Lebanon in the summer of 2006. Former ambassador to the UN John "Bockers" Bolton told the BBC that that before any cea