from FaithWorld:

Obama’s Nobel citation speaks of shared values – is hope on top?

October 9, 2009

obama-at-unThe statement announcing the Nobel Peace Prize for U.S. President Barack Obama says that "his diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world's population".

from Breakingviews:

Iran, the day-after problem

September 30, 2009

The drums of war are beating in the Middle East. Proponents of a military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities have intensified their campaign in recent weeks, arguing the military option is the only way to ensure the country does not build a nuclear weapon.

from Global News Journal:

Germany’s Greens celebrate victory in defeat

September 28, 2009

Sunday's federal election threw Germany's Greens into a state of disarray -- should they celebrate their best result ever or mourn the fact they failed to prevent a centre-right coalition and languished in fifth place?

from From Reuters.com:

Graphic: Iran’s ballastic missiles

By Reuters Staff
September 28, 2009

from India Insight:

Do we need the big bomb?

September 28, 2009

It’s been more than a decade since the Buddha smiled again.

A debate has exploded in the Indian media about the circumstances of India’s hydrogen bomb test, with a group of scientists questioning the yield of the test.

from From Reuters.com:

Graphic: Iran’s nuclear program

By Reuters Staff
September 25, 2009

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from Pakistan: Now or Never?:

India, Pakistan and Afghanistan: the impossible triangle

September 25, 2009

A single paragraph in General Stanley McChrystal's leaked assessment of the war in Afghanistan has generated much interest, particularly in Pakistan.

from Commentaries:

West raises stakes over Iran nuclear programme

By Paul Taylor
September 25, 2009

big-3President Obama and the leaders of France and Britain have deliberately raised the stakes in the confrontation over Iran's nuclear programme by dramatising the disclosure that it is building a second uranium enrichment plant. Their shoulder-to-shoulder statements of resolve, less than a week before Iran opens talks with six major powers in Geneva, raised more questions than they answer.

from From Reuters.com:

Graphic: World nuclear arsenals

By Reuters Staff
September 23, 2009