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He's no George W. Bush, but will Obama's foreign policy bring us back to the days of the bipartisan, establishment consensus?

A new Reaganomics is taking hold in Europe, with grave implications for progressive politics everywhere.

The removal of the contemptuous Nepali regime was a type of "people power" absent from Asia and the rest of world for many years, opening dialogue with the Maoist rebels and creating the conditions for peace.

Uruguay and Argentina are cutting ties with the US Army's School of the Americas, paving the way for other Latin American countries to end a destabilizing force that only perpetuates human rights atrocities.

How can women be equal before Islamic law, according to which they are unequal?

The Bush Administration is tongue-tied because it doesn't know what lie to put out next.

What are Sharon's real reasons for pulling out of Gaza? What happens next? Hillel Schenker reports from Jerusalem.

Although the laboriously negotiated and long-delayed Middle East "road map" received a diplomatic boost by the recent intervention of George W. Bush, the plan is replete with the same structural flaws that doomed the Oslo Accords.

Chelsea Clinton bristles at the antiwar movement while she attends Oxford.

We are all multilateralists now, or so President George W. Bush would have us believe.

Blogs

While abroad Romney signals that he wants a return to the Bush Doctrine. 

July 30, 2012

A well-funded new conservative website, the Washington Free Beacon, helps its lobbyist sponsor press for Taiwanese arms deals—with no disclosure.

July 26, 2012

The “kill list” is different—and it may present the most important test of human rights principles in the Obama era.

June 18, 2012

Eric on Israel theocracy vs. diaspora democracy, and Alter-reviews.

December 8, 2011

 Tehran raises the possibility of a deal over its nuclear program.

September 6, 2011

 Did NATO help Al Qaeda allies win Tripoli?

August 31, 2011

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