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Boris Nemtsov mourners

The opponents of the recently concluded Minsk agreement could use the murder as a pretext to derail the cease-fire accord.

Jack Matlock makes the case for the United States reaching a practical compromise with Russia.

Sheldon Adelson

United Against Nuclear Iran collected nearly one-third of its 2013 revenue from the Las Vegas–based casino magnate.

United Nations

Caving to outside pressure, this week the organization added women to the High-level Independent Panel on UN Peace Operations—but it still falls short of gender parity.

Iraqi soldiers

After thirteen years of the failed war on terror, it’s time to scrutinize America’s assumptions about military involvement in the Middle East. 

Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping

There could soon be a trade alliance between Beijing, Moscow and Berlin—but you wouldn’t know it from the triumphal tone in Washington.

Despite the pretentions of our governing and pundit classes, America has neither the right nor the resources to act as a kind of tutor to burgeoning democracies.

Benjamin Netanyahu

By demonizing the Palestinian leadership, the Israeli prime minister raised expectations for a decisive victory and opened the door for attacks from the right.

Sisi Hazem

Its ‘generosity’ toward Cairo notwithstanding, Washington has been reduced to the role of a helpless bystander.

Blogs

Stephen Cohen discusses this month's negotiations over the conflict in Ukraine and the current proposal for a Ukrainian federation.

February 27, 2015

Stephen Cohen talks to John Batchelor about the dangers of sending lethal aid to Ukraine.

February 12, 2015

If Rubio really wanted to position himself for 2016, he could seize on the implications of his question for a broader immigration reform bill: Adjustment for All!

January 28, 2015

Voting should have the power to begin the world over again.

January 28, 2015

Stephen Cohen on continued conflict in Ukraine. 

January 22, 2015

Katrina vanden Heuvel visits The Ed Show to discuss cybersecurity following the attacks in Paris. 

January 13, 2015

The Aswan Dam was a crucial construction project for Egypt after the 1952 revolution. President Gamal Abdel Nasser was looking to elevate Egypt as the leader of a pan-Arab unity movement.

January 9, 2015

From plummeting petroleum prices to political unrest, it has been decades since the fortunes of the kingdom were so much in doubt.

January 7, 2015

As he prepares to visit Washington, President Enrique Peña Nieto’s alibi is unraveling.

January 5, 2015

Only Congress can lift the embargo, and prominent Senators have threatened to block any ambassador to Cuba.

December 17, 2014