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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.

Coming to terms with a black American not as a symbol of protest, but as a symbol of power.

After three years of exploiting a divided left, Canada's Conservative prime minister is fighting for his political life. A progressive proposal to establish a coalition government has sparked a historic battle for public opinion.

An island nation long gripped by authoritarianism votes for democracy--and wins.

China is booming, but slouches toward the moral authority needed to inspire a modern, open and prosperous state. Does Confucius hold the key?

Pushpa Kamal Dahal, newly elected Maoist Prime Minister of Nepal, provides insight into his country's political dilemmas.

The Editors Here's what's really at stake in this election, for America and the world.

The initiating party for our next cold confrontation with Russia most certainly was the United States.

Lewis Black holds an awards ceremony for some of the most evil dictatorships in the world.

Jen Marlowe reports on Darfur, Eli Pariser on MoveOn and a new sex columnist weighs in on Barack and Michelle.

Blogs

Netanyahu's extreme rhetoric isolates the Jewish state.

October 2, 2013

It doesn’t justify a unilateral US attack, but the Syrian government did indeed use poison gas.

October 1, 2013

The new Iranian president, who won big in June’s election, has a mandate to proceed with a deal.

September 29, 2013

Vast carnage in Iraq as Syrian spillover threatens to reignite Iraq’s own civil war.

September 26, 2013

A call for regional disarmament in the Middle East would bring scrutiny to Israel’s alleged nuclear weapons supply.

September 26, 2013

There are plenty of reasons to intervene, including oil, and we’ll do so, says Obama.

September 24, 2013

The Syria Dilemma, edited by Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel, offers a range of perspectives on the Syrian dilemma from within Syria and beyond. 

September 17, 2013

It's time for the White House to get a deal done with Tehran.

September 17, 2013

Prof. Stephen F. Cohen goes on HuffPost Live to promote diplomacy with Russia.

September 13, 2013

Elizabeth O'Bagy’s brief tenure as an “expert” on Syrian rebels comes to an inglorious end.

September 12, 2013