How Trump dropped the ball on global security

The US has decided to withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies, which allows its 35 signatory states to observe each other's activities in order to curb aggression and monitor military buildup. The treaty’s origins can be traced back to President Dwight D. Eisenhower's visionary leadership, which Presidents George H.

Coronavirus defeated? New Zealand to end lockdown

New Zealand will phase out its coronavirus lockdown over the next 10 days after successfully containing the virus, although some restrictions will remain, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Monday. Ardern said that from Thursday shopping malls, restaurants, cinemas and playgrounds will reopen – with the country moving to Level Two on its four-tier system. The 39-year-old

After U.S. oil futures crash, what next?

A historic rout in oil markets sent U.S. crude prices plummeting to as much as minus $40 a barrel as traders rushed to get rid of unwanted stocks with storage capacity already overflowing amid a coronavirus-induced demand collapse. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude for May delivery CLc1 recouped some losses

Hezbollah and the killing fields of Idlib

In November 2016, Hezbollah celebrated its occupation of the Syrian city of al-Qusayr by throwing a military parade that showcased the Iranian militia’s hardware as well as its elite troops that have fought in Syria since the start of the revolution that set out to topple the Syrian regime and