Images of the charred U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, flashed around the world as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton entered the Treaty Room in Washington and spoke about the deaths of four Americans there.
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood didn’t immediately join the spontaneous street demonstrations against President Hosni Mubarak . Now the Islamist group, the country’s largest opposition faction, is positioning itself to help shape the country’s political future.
Richard Holbrooke , whose drive to end ethnic warring in the former Yugoslavia, open diplomatic relations with China and guide the Obama administration’s engagement with Afghanistan and Pakistan made him a global trouble-shooter for the U.S., has died. He was 69.
Israel has responded to criticism of its deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla by saying it acted to enforce a legal blockade that prevents the Hamas-controlled enclave “from becoming a giant arsenal.”
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is heading to his first visit to Asia since the Pentagon said in January it would “rebalance” military strategy toward a region President Barack Obama has called critical to U.S. interests.
Richard Holbrooke , a global trouble- shooter for the U.S. who took on such issues as ethnic warring in the former Yugoslavia, the start of diplomatic relations with China and managing the Obama administration’s engagement with Afghanistan and Pakistan, has died. He was 69.
The U.S. must face the challenge of rising economic and political powers such as Brazil, India and China by making economic concerns central to its foreign policy, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said today.