Mar 18, 2013 16:43 EDT
As part of an effort to rebound from its 2012 US election defeat, the Republican Party is rebooting its digital strategy to make better use of data, social media and other technology platforms.
Mar 18, 2013 16:30 EDT
The United States is struggling to track a fragmented Syrian opposition and has found it increasingly difficult to get a clear picture of rebel factions, the US military's top officer said Monday.
Mar 18, 2013 06:24 EDT
China has overtaken Britain to become the world's fifth largest arms exporter with five percent of the global trade, its highest position since the Cold War, a Swedish think tank said on Monday.
Mar 18, 2013 04:01 EDT
China has overtaken Britain to become the world's fifth-largest arms exporter with five percent of the global trade, its highest position since the Cold War, a Swedish think-tank said.
Mar 15, 2013 07:23 EDT
US spy agencies still live under the shadow of disastrous intelligence failures that paved the way for the Iraq war, and now face a crucial test as they track Iran's nuclear program.
Mar 14, 2013 22:39 EDT
Governments and agencies must be wary of drowning Myanmar with well-intentioned but ill-targeted aid, experts have warned, admonishing the global community to "first do no harm."
Mar 14, 2013 13:48 EDT
North Korea is likely to launch a provocative attack on South Korea this year, a top analyst said Thursday at the launch of his think tank's annual report on the world's military capabilities.
Mar 14, 2013 10:27 EDT
The balance of power in Syria will eventually shift to rebel forces but a protracted civil war risks destabilising the whole region, a leading think-tank warned Thursday in its annual report on world military strengths.
Mar 13, 2013 19:52 EDT
President Barack Obama entered the fray Wednesday on cyber attacks from China, saying some intrusions affecting US firms and infrastructure were "state sponsored."
Mar 13, 2013 06:29 EDT
Ewald Heinrich von Kleist, a former German army lieutenant who took part in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, has died at the age of 90, a think tank he co-founded said Wednesday.
Mar 07, 2013 21:28 EST
The US Senate confirmed John Brennan as CIA director Thursday after the White House doused a fierce debate over the potential use of domestic drones, which could have delayed filling the crucial post.
Mar 06, 2013 10:10 EST
The US has long hoped that a post-Chavez era could herald a new era in ties with Venezuela, but allegations of a US plot to kill the leftist leader show any rapprochement is still far off.
Feb 27, 2013 10:05 EST
President Barack Obama's administration is looking at easing the secrecy around the drone war against Al-Qaeda by shifting control for some air strikes from the CIA to the US military, officials say.
Feb 22, 2013 20:46 EST
US President Barack Obama on Friday pledged with Japan's new leader to take a firm line on a defiant North Korea but the two sides also tried to calm rising tensions between Tokyo and China.
Feb 22, 2013 18:50 EST
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday he wanted a strong relationship with South Korea, which responded angrily over a rally in Japan against Seoul's control of a set of islands.
Feb 22, 2013 16:34 EST
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed Friday that he would not "tolerate" any challenge to control over contested islands, after China's growing incursions into the area.
Feb 22, 2013 05:34 EST
A contraction in the German economy at the end of last year was a hiccup, analysts said on Friday, as data showed business confidence in Europe's economic powerhouse soaring this year.
Feb 20, 2013 19:28 EST
A US senator has said an estimated 4,700 people, including some civilians, have been killed in the contentious bombing raids of America's secretive drone war, local media reported Wednesday.
Feb 20, 2013 13:38 EST
North Korea has resumed activity at a nuclear site following its internationally condemned bomb test, a US think tank said Wednesday, amid fears that the regime will carry out more explosions.
Feb 17, 2013 20:01 EST
For the first time since the mid-1990s, sales of the 100 biggest arms dealers excluding China declined in 2011 as the economic crisis prompted budget cuts, a Stockholm-based think tank said on Monday.