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Obama desperately needs a sense of history and a strategy

Obama desperately needs a sense of history and a strategy

History can help detect strategic flaws. But does this White House have any sense of history -- or of strategy?
Harlan Ullman
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
IS inspires Southeast Asian terrorists - implications for the region and the US

IS inspires Southeast Asian terrorists - implications for the region and the US

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- IS isn't just targeting the Middle East and the US. It's aiming at Southeast Asia, too. Malaysian authorities recently stopped a major IS-influenced attack, and Indonesian and Philippine officials are scrambling to prevent their own growing flocks of IS-inspired terrorists from going on the rampage. IS is a global threat.
Jeff Moore
Obama's fatal strategic flaw?

Obama's fatal strategic flaw?

IS is not Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union. It is a clear and present danger. And the absence of a comprehensive strategy will only make that danger worse.
Harlan Ullman
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
Venezuela's Socialist Party unveils new prayer 'Our Chavez who art in heaven'

Venezuela's Socialist Party unveils new prayer 'Our Chavez who art in heaven'

CARACAS, Venezuela, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Venezuela's Socialist Party PSUV unveiled a Hugo Chavez-inspired version of the Lord's Prayer during an ideology workshop on Monday.
Veronica Linares
Can America be a serious country?

Can America be a serious country?

Ullman: Three tests of America's seriousness: the Ferguson, Missouri shooting; the legal predicaments of Texas Governor Rick Perry; and the Islamic State (IS).
Harlan Ullman
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
Where to invest with stocks nearing record highs

Where to invest with stocks nearing record highs

Peter Morici: My basic advice remains simple. Don't try to outsmart the market -- gradually buy in and diversify.
Peter Morici
Opinion: Do not defer action against IS

Opinion: Do not defer action against IS

Harlan Ullman: International action against IS can work. But will Mr. Obama realize that? The world wonders.
Harlan Ullman
Who is the new Iraqi prime minister?

Who is the new Iraqi prime minister?

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Haider Al-Abadi, simply put, he's the man who's going to save Iraq from an orgy of violence. Or at least he's going to try.
Claude Salhani
World Bank forums see youth as global changemakers

World Bank forums see youth as global changemakers

An international group showcased the role of youth in global development through forums at the World Bank forums on youth service and entrepreneurship.
Michael Marshall
Most peaceful country: Iceland, Global Peace Index says

Most peaceful country: Iceland, Global Peace Index says

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Iceland is the world's most peaceful country on earth, followed by Denmark and Austria, according to the Global Peace Index, released Tuesday.
Ed Adamczyk
Nixon quits on TV tonight; Ford to take oath Friday

Nixon quits on TV tonight; Ford to take oath Friday

Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The following is the original article filed by UPI White House correspondent Helen Thomas on August 8, 1974 on the resignation of President Richard Nixon.
Helen Thomas
Peace, prosperity and stability through partnerships: A grand design for a 21st century strategic mindset

Peace, prosperity and stability through partnerships: A grand design for a 21st century strategic mindset

Harlan Ullman: Military force has often been the ultimate arbiter between war and peace, but that past paradigm has surely been challenged in the 21st century.
Harlan Ullman
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