WASHINGTON — As fighters from the Islamic State surge toward control of Anbar Province in western Iraq and the border town of Kobane in Syria, U.S. commanders and diplomats are signaling that the U.S. must expand its military operations before the extremists control even more territory.
WASHINGTON — Over the last decade, Americans' views on foreign policy have swung sharply from support for intervention to a profound mistrust of any military engagement overseas. Over the same period, political debates on foreign affairs have been bitter and polarized, defined by the questio…
WASHINGTON — Let’s look at the reality on the ground in the Middle East: Iraq and Syria are effectively partitioned along sectarian lines; Lebanon and Yemen are close to fracturing; Turkey, Egypt and Saudi Arabia survive intact, but as increasingly authoritarian states.
WASHINGTON — The chamber of horrors of the Syrian civil war has spawned a terrorist group so extreme that it has been rejected even by al-Qaida — and this toxic group is now establishing a safe haven in the city of Raqqah in northern Syria that could soon be used to attack foreign targets.
WASHINGTON — It's probable that the U.S. economy is no longer the world's largest. New World Bank figures, notes economist Arvind Subramanian of the Peterson Institute, suggest that sometime in 2014 China will overtake the United States in gross domestic product, the production of goods and …
Partway through a trip to Vietnam last month, Keith Edgerton saw something near the city of Hanoi that captured the modern state of the Southeast Asian nation better than any notes or stories or tours ever could.
Just who is Montana Attorney General Tim Fox working for anyway?
You say you’re interested in globalization and international trade? Erik Wesley, owner of Cast Steel Solutions, a business that deals mainly in steel and iron, has a unique perspective on that subject. And you might be surprised that it all started with rugby.
Devin Uskoski, who led Rocky Mountain College to the NAIA championship in 2009, has signed a one-year contact with one of the top professional basketball teams in Japan.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — An Australian energy company has cleared a key hurdle for a terminal on the Oregon side of the Columbia River that would ship coal from the Great Plains to Asia.
When Dave Hofer’s piggies go to market, they’re often bound for Japan or China, which is why the Montana Hutterite is closely watching Trans Pacific free trade talks.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The last partner has dropped out of a proposal to ship coal from Montana and Wyoming to Asia through Oregon's Port of Coos Bay, port officials announced Monday.
The U.S. Department of Interior is investigating whether mining companies are skirting royalty rules as they increase exports of coal to Asia, federal officials disclosed Friday.
Lawmakers asked the U.S. Department of Interior on Friday to review whether companies are shortchanging federal and state governments out of millions of dollars in royalties on coal exported to foreign markets.
COOS BAY, Ore. — Rep. Peter DeFazio says he has few qualms about shipping coal to Asia through the Port of Coos Bay.
HOQUIAM, Wash. — Regional railroad operator RailAmerica told Port of Grays Harbor commissioners Tuesday that it is shelving current plans to build a coal storage and export facility at the port's Terminal 3 in Hoquiam.
PENDLETON, Ore. — Covered barges that will transport coal between two Oregon ports for shipment to Asia are closer to reality after the Morrow Pacific coal export project signed letters of intent with two Portland manufacturing firms.
Wyoming has sacrificed a lot for its energy development. Many of us who live in Campbell County are suffering the impacts of providing our nation, and now Asia, with energy.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- While environmental opposition mounts against planned West Coast coal export terminals, an industry executive said Thursday if the U.S. doesn't get coal to Asian customers, somebody else will.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon’s governor called on federal agencies Wednesday to thoroughly evaluate the environmental impacts of coal-export projects in the Northwest, saying the United States risks locking Asian countries into dependency on fossil fuels if it expands access to vast American coal…