With Israeli and Palestinian leaders converging on the UN to state their cases, some warn that a diplomatic clash could lead to renewed Mideast violence. But Tony Blair reportedly has a plan.
Andrew S. Erickson and Gabe Collins suggest the oft-cited threats to America's preeminenceissues from pension costs, to healthcare dilemmas, to military expendituresmay also hinder China's ability to avoid an S-shaped growth slowdown.
The whistleblower website WikiLeaks announced it was releasing 35,000 U.S. diplomatic cables late Tuesday night. The official Twitter account broke the news to its more than one million followers, asking for help scouring the cables for discoveries.
Jack Hubbard, a scholar who specialized in British diplomatic history and later served as ambassador to India, led USC in the 1970s. His tenure laid a foundation for the school's rise in rankings.John R. Hubbard, a historian and former U.S. ambassador to India who was president of USC in the 1970s, died Sunday at his Rancho Mirage home after a long illness, the university announced.
The US is expected to call for Bashar al-Assad to step down and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon will push for International Criminal Court action against the Syrian president.
The centre of international gravity is shifting toward East Asia, explains The Diplomat's Elbridge Colby. With China rising, Washington must focus its economic and security policies there, not the Middle East.
The reported remarks of a vice-consul in India have some calling for her expulsion from the country.
The Lahore High Court's decision not to release from custody the American official involved in the fatal shooting of two Pakistanis demonstrates once again how limited is Washington's leverage over Pakistan, says Dr Claude Rakisits.