A never-ending cycle of blame

Just as Australia is bedding down the Snowden spying controversy (documents revealing that Australian intelligence agencies tapped the phones of the senior Indonesian leadership, including Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono …read more

Peace in our time?

The announcement by the Obama Administration that a deal had been hammered out with the Iranians over their nuclear program caused mixed reactions. Open consternation came from House Republicans, who …read more

North Korea: Keep Watch and Carry On

North Korea’s current bellicosity should be no cause for alarm.  Everything that we’ve seen and heard from Pyongyang has been carefully calibrated to have a rhetorical impact.  The country is …read more