Andrew Marshall

Why it’s sane for Kim Jong-il to be mad

For those who see North Korean leader Kim Jong-il as a dangerous lunatic, there is no shortage of supporting evidence.

Can things get any worse for Pakistan?

Pakistan's military is gearing up for an offensive against Taliban strongholds in South Waziristan, following a week of violence.

Flu fears dampen talk of tentative world recovery

Fears that any tentative green shoots in the global economy could be trampled by a deadly outbreak of swine flu put Asian markets on edge on Monday.

Lebanon crisis: Both sides count the cost

Hezbollah guerrillas killed eight people in Israel in a rocket barrage on Thursday despite an intensive Israeli ground and air campaign to wipe them out, as world powers struggled to end the 23-day-old war. Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora said the war had killed 900 people in Lebanon.

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