Sixty-seven years ago Winston Churchill described an iron curtain coming down across Europe. Does China's declaration last week of an Air Defence Identification Zone mean that a bamboo curtain is now descending across Asia?
Nelson Mandela, the former South African president whose stubborn defiance survived 27 years in prison and led to the dismantling of the country's racist and brutal apartheid system, has died. Mandela was 95 years old.
With more than 1.6 million members, Christians United for Israel has become a powerful force in pro-Israel advocacy in American politics. However, many Jews remain skeptical of evangelical support for Israel.