In terms of avoiding catastrophic climate change, there’s an enormous -- and disastrous -- gap between what was agreed to at the Paris summit and what was needed.
In an expected show of solidarity, President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande and other NATO delegates meeting in Wales on Thursday agreed to disagree with Moscow over the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and readied new sanctions against Russia.
The specific inspiration for weapons proliferation among vulnerable Third World states is the desire to have a nuclear deterrent against invasion or attack by the United States (or in the Iran case, Israel), or by some other nation in the future.
President Barack Obama welcomed delegates from 47 nations to Tuesday's session of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC, with a tribute to the Polish representatives in attendance and a moment of silence for their loss before striking a note of warning (continued).
This week will determine the shape of American politics for the next three years. No, that's not one of those journalistic exaggerations intended to catch your attention, although I hope it did.
I've been trying, because I'd truly like to see health reform pass, to find something nice to say about President Obama's plans for a summit. Here's the best I could come up with: It can't hurt.
Following Thursday's U.N. Security Council resolution aimed at halting nuclear proliferation, President Obama announced Friday that Iran has concealed a partly built second uranium enrichment plant. The Iranians admitted existence of the plant but asserted that it would be used only for peaceful purposes.
Sure, some of the show of good will between President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, was glad-handing for the cameras, and that whole missile-shield issue was swept under the rug for the time being, but some actual progress was made during their summit in Moscow on Monday.