Syria is likely headed for all out civil war, and conditions there are ripe for a proxy war between major regional and international powers. The Syrian government’s use of unrestrained violence to discourage and punish peaceful public demonstrations against the regime has led to near-universal condemnation of the Assad regime, and the militarization of the […]
President Barack Obama delivered his National Security Strategy to Congress on Thursday. The president outlined his vision for a more internationalist approach to foreign policy last Saturday morning in his speech to the 2010 graduating class of The U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited South Korea on Wednesday, after days of strategic and economic meetings with China. While in China, Secretary Clinton pressed the issue of crafting a unified international response to the March 26th sinking of a South Korean warship near the disputed maritime border with North Korea.
On Thursday morning, South Korea (Republic of Korea) formally accused North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) of sinking the Cheonan, a South Korean warship, in March. (See “South Korea honors lost sailors and vows revenge”). The announcement comes after weeks of forensic investigation by South Korean and international officials.
A delegation from Afghanistan is meeting with the Obama administration this week to ease the strain of recent events on relations between the two governments. (See “Obama and Karzai meet to mend relations”).
The White House released a statement in which President Karzai “recognized efforts to expedite reforms aimed at improving […]