Enter Asia: The Arctic Heats Up

New members on the Arctic Council like China, India, and other Asian countries underscore the rush to secure energy and mineral resources and shorter trade routes.

Mysterious Suicides in China's Leadership

In spite of censors' efforts to quash speculation about a jump in suicides among officials in China, suspicions mount as to the real story.

Putin’s Russia as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

With a Ukraine invasion seen as too risky and a pro-Russian uprising not forthcoming, Vladimir Putin has resorted to violence that meets definitions of terrorism. Will the US and EU react?

Revisiting the Cuban Embargo

Is the US embargo against Cuba a Cold War relic or an effective tool? A recent visit suggests that the Castro regime’s tyrannical imbecility still justifies continued sanctions.