North Korea’s nuclear weapons program is a response to US military threats that have escalated since the end of the Cold War.
Tensions rise as the US and South Korea conduct their annual rehearsal of an assault on the North. Meanwhile, the South may elect a president who promises to dial back the belligerence.
The Al Shabab militia attacks patrons at an upscale mall to retaliate for Kenya’s 2011 invasion of Somalia. Israeli commandos help Kenya re-take the mall. (2013)
The message of the widely viewed “Kony 2012” video and social media campaign is simple: People should support continued U.S. military Continue reading
Residents of Southern Sudan voted in January 2011 to establish independence from the North after a long civil war. The US Continue reading
This article first appeared as “Massacre in Somalia: Ethiopian occupiers carry out US policy in the Horn of Africa,” in Continue reading
A US proxy war brings down a Somali effort at self-rule, leaving only the most radical Salafist militants to fight on against the occupation.
Recent US conflict with North Korea takes place in new context. China’s rise — and the relative decline of the US — have put all the relationships in East Asia in flux. (2013)