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Geopolitical fumbles

Geopolitical fumbles

Gen. John R. Allen, Ret.: "It is about the region and potentially the world as we know it." U.S. bombing alone is a recipe for failure.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large
Trivial pursuit

Trivial pursuit

Virtual reality displaces reality as a nation of doers morphs into one of watchers.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large
Islam redux

Islam redux

Pressures for U.S. re-involvement with ground troops in Iraq are offset by almost 90 percent of Americans who are opposed to another round of fighting in Iraq.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large
Back to square one

Back to square one

Arnaud de Borchgrave: Chaos and anarchy and religious extremism are spreading from Libya to Iraq, moving into the vacuum of retreating U.S. military power.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large
Bloody swath

Bloody swath

The Pakistani army has ruled Pakistan for half its existence. Giving Pakistan's domestic Taliban the benefit of the doubt, the army is about to take over again.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large
Disinformation and misinformation

Disinformation and misinformation

An Iraqi defector seeking to reunite with his girlfriend and a Jordanian banker fleeing corruption allegations duped the United States into invading Iraq.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large
Cyber chaos

Cyber chaos

A CSIS report released this week estimates the global cost of financial crime on the Internet at $400 billion a year worldwide.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large
Pakistan: Decline and fall?

Pakistan: Decline and fall?

Pakistan is one of the world's nine nuclear powers whose Prime Minister wants to make a deal with Taliban terrorists, which army generals oppose.
By Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large
Cranial knowledge

Cranial knowledge

The race to decode the human brain is tightening while the gap between rich and poor is widening.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large

Geopolitical amateur hour

Clumsy Western diplomacy triggered amateur hour in critically important Russian diplomacy.
Arnaud de Borchgrave
Geopolitical Drift

Geopolitical Drift

The correlation of forces between Putin’s Russia and America’s NATO allies includes Western reluctance to see détente displaced by renewed Cold War.
Arnaud de Borchgrave
Mideast: Ad absurdum

Mideast: Ad absurdum

Netanyahu and Palestinian Abbas, most say, are now the main obstacles to peace as neither one is politically strong enough to make required concessions. Wrong.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large
Pakistan's chameleon

Pakistan's chameleon

A major crisis is brewing in Pakistan, a nuclear power now governed by a wealthy politician who loathes America.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large
Commentary: Pakistan showdown

Commentary: Pakistan showdown

Far more dangerous than the Syrian civil war to the West is the upheaval in nuclear-armed Pakistan and its effect on the Afghan war.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Commentary: New dawn in Pakistan?

Pakistan’s new army chief has decided to go after homegrown Taliban terrorists irrespective of their links with members of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
Commentary: Talibanized Pakistan?

Commentary: Talibanized Pakistan?

Pakistan to transfer nuclear weapons to Saudi Arabia for cash and cheap oil while the army edges to center stage to head off the Talibanization of its political life.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Commentary: 2014

New Year projections for 2014 convey, for the most part, pessimism. They seem like a rerun of 2009’s Annus horribilis.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
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