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Is the prime minister of the Palestinian Authority a "radical bean counter" or savior of the two-state solution?

It is Chile's democratic, socialist roots, not the free-marketers who prevailed after Pinochet's coup, that are to thank for the strict building codes that have protected citizens from the earthquake.

The Obama administration's diplomatic engagement with Damascus should not come at the expense of democracy and human rights activists.

The continued portrayal of Haiti as the basket case of the hemisphere without accurate contextualization further wounds the Haitian people and misleads the American public.

Still relevant, fifty years later: William Appleman Williams's Tragedy of American Diplomacy.

Connecting the dots between North Korea and the United States.

Graduates of the Bush years, initiates of the Obama era, here's a commencement address that's suitably obscure and yet somehow ringing.

In order to solve our problems Americans must begin to see ourselves as we really are.

Qataris meet with a visitor to ponder the world economy, the plight of the Palestinians and a new American president.

If the last great redemptive moment in global politics was Nelson Mandela's liberation and ascent to power, Barack Obama's presidency will be the next.

Blogs

Mass graves are being found everywhere in Mexico, but none of them contain the missing forty-three student-activists. 

November 17, 2014

An anti-Iran group is accused in court of peddling false information anew while enjoying protection from the Obama Justice Department.

November 4, 2014

Many journalists went after Webb, destroying his reputation and driving him out of the profession and into a suicidal depression. Now they’re at it again.

October 10, 2014

NATO leaders—including President Obama—have escalated tensions in Ukraine while dismissing opportunities to bring the conflict to a reasonable conclusion quickly.

September 9, 2014

“We are in the classic fog of war,” says Stephen Cohen.

August 27, 2014

When Chancellor Merkel meets with President Petro Poroshenko, she’s going to want something in return

August 21, 2014

Debates about Israel’s war in Gaza tend to follow a predictable pattern.

August 5, 2014

Billionaires Bernard Marcus, Paul Singer and Sheldon Adelson are making big investments in opposing diplomacy with Iran.

July 18, 2014

Already working alongside Iran in Iraq, the US ought to end its support for Syria’s rebels, freeing Syria’s forces against ISIS.

July 3, 2014

Whatever Russia may have wanted to accomplish in Ukraine since last November, it has accomplished the opposite.

June 26, 2014