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The Middle Eastern Balance of Power Matures

The latest sign of the new U.S. strategy for the Middle East has emerged in Yemen.

The West Hems in Russia Little by Little

As the U.S. and NATO presence in Eastern Europe grows, Turkey and Turkmenistan could assist in the attempt to encircle Russia.

Container ships sit moored at the Port of Oakland in California on Feb. 11. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A Labor Dispute Adds to U.S. West Coast Ports' Troubles

U.S. Pacific ports will always be useful, but a reputation for inefficiency and changes in the global manufacturing base will cause them to lose traffic to other ports.