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America Is No Longer As Alarming To Its Foes Or Reassuring To Its Friends

America's allies are nervous. With Russia grabbing territory, China bullying its neighbours and Syria murdering its people, many are asking: where is Globocop? Under what circumstances will America act to deter troublemakers? What, ultimately, would America fight for?<p>The answer to this question …

The Dalai Lama Says Gay Marriage Is OK During Larry King Interview (VIDEO)

The Dalai Lama came out in support of marriage equality during a Larry King interview where he said that he is OK with same sex marriage.<p>Though he has referred to Buddhist texts disallowing same sex intimacy in the past, his views on the subject appear to have evolved over the years. This is the …

Ukraine Crimea: Russia's economic fears

<b>So far Russia's actions in Ukraine have been assessed mainly in terms of its international relations.</b><p>From that perspective, Russia's actions do not look very rational and foreign commentators have explained them in terms of President Vladimir Putin's anger and feelings of humiliation after the …

Russia

The North Korean defectors who want to return home

<b>In the past two decades thousands of North Koreans have fled their homeland, seeking refuge in the South. So why are some now deciding to return?</b><p>Kim Hyung-deok met his wife at South Korea's top university, has two children and a successful career. He has a house in the countryside outside Seoul and …

North Korea

A tense Venezuela remembers Hugo Chavez

<b>The first anniversary of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's death does not come at an opportune moment for his protege and successor in office, Nicolas Maduro.</b><p>Since early February, there have been daily protests against insecurity, record inflation and shortages of some basic foods, medicines and …

Venezuela

Clinton compares Putin's Ukraine moves to Hitler, later recalibrates

<b>(CNN)</b> - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sought on Wednesday to explain her remarks comparing Vladimir Putin's military intervention in Ukraine to Adolf Hitler's European aggression ahead of World War II.<p>The former secretary of state told an audience in Los Angeles that her comments on …

In the Middle East, the prize of peace is now there for the taking

In February 1972, US president Richard Nixon made a "surprise" visit to China, recognising Mao Zedong's communist regime and opening the door to the more or less peaceful relations that have prevailed ever since between the two countries. Although Nixon had built his political career on the …