As Paris mourns its dead, critics of President Obama's caution in the fight against Islamic State are full of sound and fury But those who throw around such words as "weak" and "feckless" should tell us if they support the logical alternative: sending in tens of thousands of US troops.
In light of the latest terrorist attacks in Paris, we take a look back at an interview with CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou, who singled out Saudi Arabia for its role in creating radical extremism in the Middle East.
The 2016 presidential campaign has been peculiarly disconnected from the real world of problems, crises and governing. It took the catastrophe in Paris to narrow the gap—and even a monstrous terrorist attack may not shake the trajectory of a contest that operates within a logic of its own.
Leaders around the globe have united to condemn the Paris terror attacks. Lost for one simple phrase, many have resorted to color to show their solidarity.
Entertaining a climate of fear and paranoia could have serious consequences. Emergency measures are indeed necessary at present, but they must remain emergency measures. If they become permanent, they will send France down a deeply dangerous road.
Update: The Paris terror attacks were 'carried out by three coordinated teams of gunmen,' the city's public prosecutor has said François Molins told a news conference on Saturday that at least 129 people were killed and 352 more injured - including 90 critically - in Friday night's attacks on the Stade de France, a city-centre concert hall and a series of packed cafes and bars François Molins told a news conference on Saturday that at least 129 people were killed and 352 more injured - including 90 critically - in Friday night's attacks on the Stade de France, a city-centre concert hall and a series of packed cafes and bars,.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has branded the Taliban’s 18-hour siege of Kabul and places across eastern Afghanistan on Sunday an intelligence failure and called for an investigation into NATO security operations.
African leaders from 53 countries began meeting Sunday in Uganda for an African Union summit about the recent attacks by Al-Shabab fighters. Those attacks, which killed at least 74 people earlier this month, were said to be a reaction to the killing of several Somalians by African Union peacekeepers.