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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.

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.

Blogs

Netanyahu isn’t going to bomb Iran. But his crazy threats may pay off.

August 22, 2012

 If the Muslim Brotherhood is Egypt’s “center,” watch out.

August 17, 2012

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