American foreign-policy

A U.S.-China 'reset'?

Beijing -  This year began with some Chinese and American foreign-policy analysts looking back a century to World War I and wondering if confrontation was inevitable between a rising power and a dominant one. But now there has been progress on climate, trade and security issues and what seems a modest "reset" of the Sino-American relationship... weiter

CIA torture

An honest public accounting

Washington - A CIA medical officer who was assigned to monitor the interrogation of an al-Qaeda operative named Abu Zubaida sent a message to his superiors on Aug. 4, 2002, the day the CIA first used the technique known as "waterboarding." He hauntingly titled his cable: "So it begins." "Longest time with the cloth over his face so far has been 17... weiter

Islamic State

Paranoia as a weapon

Washington - The worm of paranoia begins to eat into even the hardest adversary. An example is a Twitter post last week displaying an Islamic State leaflet offering a $5,000 reward for information about "crusaders' agents" in the ranks. Maybe Western spies are secretly burrowing into the Islamic State right now... weiter

Alternative strategy

A plan to heal Syria?

Washington - With U.S.-backed "moderate" opposition forces on the run in northern Syria, a mediation group is proposing an alternative strategy for local cease-fires and a gradual de-escalation of violence in a future decentralized nation. "The solution in the short term is neither transition nor power-sharing but freezing the war as it is... weiter

Sunni fighters

An army at dawn in the Middle East1

Washington - A glimpse of the anxiety sweeping the Arab world surfaced last week when an Arab woman complained during a talk in Amman at the Columbia Global Center for the Middle East. She said my speech's title about the "crisis" in the region wasn't accurate. The correct word was "disintegration." The audience cheered loudly... weiter

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