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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

Qaddafi isn't completely gone yet, but there are calls to apply the US/NATO war plan tom Syria. Is Iran next after that?

August 29, 2011

Don’t believe for one moment that the US backing for Libya’s opposition was about freedom.

August 23, 2011

Not exactly an earthshaking event, and no great victory for NATO.

August 22, 2011

Isn’t one war-crazed governor from Texas enough for this century?

August 15, 2011

The army and the Muslim Brotherhood are in control.

August 3, 2011

As violence breaks out among different factions of the Libyan rebels, it’s time to broker a deal to end the war in Libya. 

August 1, 2011

 US casualties are rising again, yet Obama and McCain want forces to remain.

July 6, 2011

Hamid Karzai is in showdown with the Afghan parliament, with huge stakes.

July 6, 2011

 Talks are underway, but it's important to make sure Pakistan is on board.

June 29, 2011

War didn't work in Libya, and too-gentle persuasion failed in Bahrain. Why would talking tough work in Syria?

June 28, 2011