Despite elite concerns about growing “isolationism” in the U.S. electorate, nearly six in 10 citizens believe Washington should “take an active part in world affairs,” according to the latest in a biennial series of major surveys of U.S. foreign-policy attitudes.
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U.S.-led efforts to construct an international coalition to destroy Islamic State (Isis) are to intensify after leaders from 24 countries pledged at a crisis meeting in Paris on Monday to use "whatever means necessary" to defeat what they called a "global threat."
A multilateral arbitration panel here began final hearings Monday in a contentious and long-running dispute between an international mining company and the government of El Salvador.
Chinese President Xi Jinping was stopping in Sri Lanka on Tuesday to help launch a new port city project funded by his government.
Three soldiers with the American-led coalition were killed Tuesday in the attack on a convoy at the gates of a United States military base, officials said.
With China's economy faring worse than thought, the country's long push toward financial reform is bumping up against another national goal: boosting growth.
The United Nations took over a regional African peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic on Monday, nine months after sectarian violence erupted that has left at least 5,000 people dead and has forced tens of thousands of Muslims to flee into exile in neighboring countries.
Amid criticism that the U.S. has not done enough to block the spread of the Ebola virus across West Africa, President Obama will announce a “significantly ramped up” campaign Tuesday that relies heavily on the U.S. military, senior administration officials said.
The seaside hotel that serves as the last redoubt of Libya's internationally recognized government is named Dar al-Salam, or House of Peace. But beyond the confines of this modest port city nearly a thousand miles from the capital, this country teeters on the brink of civil war.
The fragmented political mainstream in Sweden scrambled to form a coalition government strong enough to exclude the surging far right.
Ukraine's parliament passed a law offering territories held by pro-Russia rebels self-governance for three years and ratified a trade-and-political deal with the EU.
About 500 migrants are feared to have drowned after the boat carrying them from Egypt to Malta was apparently rammed and deliberately sunk by people-traffickers, an intergovernmental group has said.
The government will remain unified for now, but eventually its failures and financial troubles will take their toll.
A supporter of Islamic State militants has warned of attacks on the United States and its allies if they continue to carry out military action against the group that has seized large parts of Iraq and Syria, the SITE monitoring service said.
The country’s supreme leader called the offer of cooperation “hollow,” but Iran is still a foe of the Islamic State.
Iraqi officials expect U.S. airstrikes to expand in the coming days.
U.S. efforts to build a broad coalition to combat Islamic State ran into the sectarian chasm that has divided the Middle East, with Arab allies disagreeing over whether Iraq's neighbors should have a military role.
The Lebanese Army clashed with fighters from Nusra Front overnight, as the militants sought to cross into Lebanon after suffering heavy casualties in clashes with the Syrian army.
Is the coalition in the fight against ISIS reliable enough?
It’s good to see President Obama move beyond the “we don’t have a strategy yet” phase in the fight against the Islamic State.
By all means, let's destroy Islamic State, but let's talk about it first. We are in a very strange place right now. President Obama is rushing into a war he doesn't want to fight. He can barely bring himself to call it a war.
How can the US keep suspected terrorists with no hope of being brought to trial, but espouse due process?
The Islamic State and Vladimir Putin's Russia are enemies of liberty, democracy and the rule of law.
Washington's major limitation towards Russia is not a lack of military leadership, but a lack of moral leadership.
Park’s government is vulnerable, but the country’s liberal opposition is not inspiring much confidence. Why?
This has been an unusual year for the global economy, characterized by a series of unanticipated economic, geopolitical, and market shifts – and the final quarter is likely to be no different. So why are financial markets behaving as if they were in a world of their own?
The nation of Liberia -- founded by liberated American slaves with support from Henry Clay, Daniel Webster and James Monroe -- is not unacquainted with suffering.
A rule aimed at 'conflict minerals' hurts economies in 10 nations -- and harms U.S. public companies.
The mandarins of the European Union see the nation-state as an anachronism. They couldn't be more wrong.
Expanded western sanctions on Russia, particularly new restrictions on major energy projects, could be a game changer.
There was a time, not long ago, when Russia was one of the fastest-growing economies globally. Now Russia's economic future is cloudy, at best.
The Kremlin's invasion of Ukraine is an attempt to stop the spread of Kiev's revolutionary ideology, not defend against NATO, writes Maria Snegovaya.
Syria has no “moderate opposition” to help us. But maybe Assad could.
At the age of 91, Henry Kissinger has published yet another book — his 17th in 60 years, according to his biographer Walter Isaacson. In that sense, “World Order” is something of a miracle, but it is also a swell read.
The sudden dispute over striking ISIS has a backstory. All parties agreed to fight the terrorist organizations of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Al-Nusra Front following the sudden rush of ISIS’s victories in Iraq.
A recent paean to Diaspora Jewish life imagines a Judaism that eschews particularism, is disconnected from its past and peoplehood, and rejects a positive Jewish nationalism that nurtures Jewish values.
Foreign affairs ministers from Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance will be meeting Nov. 24 in Santiago to explore a possible integration between the two blocs, according to Paraguayan Foreign Minister Eladio Loizaga.
Days before Chinese President Xi Jinping's arrival in India, possibly with promises of huge investments, his troops were locked eyeball-to-eyeball last week with Indian security forces, an incident serious enough to be escalated to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office.
Ahead of President Xi Jinping's visit, Chinese civilians in government vehicles have entered Indian territory in Demchok in Ladakh and are preventing locals from working on an irrigation project there.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday oversaw the signing of several agreements to develop a $3 billion platinum project in Darwendale near Harare.
Guinea-Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz has dismissed the head of the country's armed forces, according to a decree read on state radio Monday.
Lesotho's leaders are planning to head to the polls early in a bid to restore political order following an attempted coup and stalled peace talks between deadlocked political parties, a South African official said Monday.
War-torn South Sudan has banned all foreign workers—including aid workers—and ordered they be replaced by locals, an official notice said Tuesday.
Mauritius appointed a new leader of the opposition Monday, replacing the head of the Mauritian Militant Movement, which has decided to enter into a coalition with the ruling Labour Party.
The parliaments of Ukraine and the European Union simultaneously ratified Ukraine's Association Agreement with the EU on Tuesday.
The Russian government has approved a draft agreement on allocating a state loan of $1.55 billion to Belarus in 2014.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has paid an official visit to Qatar at the invitation of Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and had talks with officials there.
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