New security mindset needed

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The more think tanks and higher education turn to examining alternative means for creating relevant security mindsets and frameworks, the better off we will be.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Destabilization fears over Somalia's first oil deal

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- There are growing concerns that a ground-breaking oil exploration contract between the Western-backed transitional government of war-torn Somalia and a British-registered company could further destabilize the East African country.

Exxon oil deal with Kurds shakes Iraq

BAGHDAD, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Exxon Mobil's oil and gas exploration agreement with Iraq's Kurds marks a significan departure by U.S. oilmen amid the current military withdrawal.

Howard promises to remain party leader

LONDON, May 1 (UPI) -- Michael Howard, the Conservative who hopes to become Britain's next prime minister, says that, win or lose, he will remain leader of the party.

Flight constituents under 'undue pressure'

LONDON, April 2 (UPI) -- British officials in the constituency of Tory MP Howard Flight have said party leaders subjected local activists to "undue pressure," the BBC reported Saturday.

Howard: abortions too easy in Britain

LONDON, March 13 (UPI) -- British Conservative Party Leader Michael Howard says abortions are too easy to obtain in Britain and should be limited further.

Johnson ouster big news in London

LONDON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- British conservatives support the removal of shadow arts minister Boris Johnson amid allegations about his private life, the BBC reported Sunday.

Howard to Blair: Bring it on

LONDON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- British Conservative leader Michael Howard has urged Prime Minister Tony Blair to take part in a live election debate, the BBC reported Saturday.

Howard says he's banned from meeting Bush

LONDON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Britain's Tory leader Michael Howard told the Sun in an exclusive interview that he has been barred from meeting President George W. Bush.

Tories urge Howard to hold his nerve

LONDON, July 25 (UPI) -- Senior Conservatives in Britain have urged Michael Howard to hold his nerve as party leader despite recent setbacks, the BBC reported Sunday.

Tories pulled from Iraq inquiry

LONDON, March 1 (UPI) -- Britain's Conservative Party has pulled out of a high-profile inquiry into intelligence on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.

Michael Howard becomes British Tory leader

LONDON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Michael Howard was crowned Thursday Britain's new Conservative leader -- and he achieved the post without a contest.

Howard emerging as Tory leader-to-be

LONDON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Although Tories don't vote until Nov. 11, many Britons reportedly believe they already know who their new leader will be.
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