“We know that if we are joined by the international community, we can continue to shrink ISILl’s sphere of influence, its effectiveness, its financing, its military capabilities to the point where it is a manageable problem,” said Obama. Read More: Obama: ISIS a ‘Manageable Problem,’ If ‘International Community’ Comes Together | The Weekly Standard.
As Ukrainian leaders warned on Monday of “a great war” with Russia, NATO leaders meeting in Wales this week were expected to endorse their most concrete response yet to increased Russian military intervention in Ukraine: establishing a rapid-reaction force capable of deploying quickly to Eastern Europe, officials of the alliance said. The new force […]
Hamas in Gaza must be seen as being part of the greater phenomenon of the militarization of Islamist terror groups that stretches from Iraq in the East to the heart of Africa in the West, Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz told a delegation from the House Armed Services Committee in Jerusalem on Friday. Read More: Global […]
Libya is in civil war, fundamentalist armies are building a self-declared caliphate across Syria and Iraq and Afghanistan’s young democracy is on the verge of paralysis. To these troubles are added a resurgence of tensions with Russia and a relationship with China divided between pledges of cooperation and public recrimination. The concept of order that […]
The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama’s impending executive actions on immigration. Read More: Obama crafts legal rationale for immigration steps – Yahoo Finance.
Secretary of State John Kerry has called climate change “the biggest challenge of all that we face right now,” and his French counterpart has warned of climate “chaos” in 500 days, and now the U.N. climate change chief is implying that climate change can be viewed on a par with the deadly Ebola outbreak. Read […]
In welcoming the long-term ceasefire in Gaza, United Nations UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced hope on Tuesday that it will set the stage for talks on a final Israeli-Palestinian Authority PA peace deal. Read More: UN Chief Hopes Ceasefire will Lead to Peace – Middle East – News – Arutz Sheva.
This week, more than 40 heads of state and government from across Africa are joining President Obama in Washington for the first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. Since 2000, the continent has seen enormous progress. Rates of extreme poverty and hunger are down. The number of new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa dropped by almost 40 percent […]
It’s a new method of teaching under Common Core national education standards – called “critical thinking” – that critics say skips over the facts and details behind important historical events such as the framing of the Declaration of Independence. It’s a new method of teaching under Common Core national education standards – called “critical […]
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas apparently plans to ask the UN Security Council to force Israel to withdraw from territories that came under Israel’s control in the wake of the 1967 Six Day War. Abbas’s initiative – backed by Hamas – will undoubtedly succeed in increasing diplomatic pressure on Israel within the UN, a […]