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Caracas protest

An imperial era is on the wane, war is in absentia and there are no rising great powers on the horizon.

Ukraine protest

Unless the country embraces the ideal of cultural pluralism within one nation, crises like this one will continue to erupt.

Obama and Cameron

Britain’s citizenship deprivation processes may help obscure the Obama administration’s willingness to kill and kidnap Britons.

President Obama

On issues ranging from transparency to torture, “thou shalt not” became “thou shalt.”

Kenneth Bae

Resolving this injustice could open doors for diplomacy between the US and North Korea. 

Anti-government protesters

All parties involved share responsibility for the failure of negotiations and the escalation of violence in Ukraine. 

Lakhdar Brahimi

Thanks to the deft negotiations of this veteran UN troubleshooter, tensions have eased in the Geneva peace talks. 

Amr Hamzawy

Amr Hamzawy was one of the few liberals who condemned both the Morsi government’s misrule and the military coup. Now he’s increasingly isolated.

Guantánamo Bay

Prominent lawyers from Obama's home state of Illinois urge the president to shutter the infamous, illegal prison. 

Dick Cheney

It was Dick Cheney, more than any other official, who set the terms for the post-9/11 world we all share.

Blogs

JFK failed to defeat Fidel; then he needed to prove his “toughness” somewhere else.

April 18, 2011

A revolutionary young Afghan woman against the Taliban, the warlords and NATO.

April 14, 2011

Discussion continues of setting up a Taliban office in Ankara.

April 13, 2011

The Ohio congressman warns the president that he's prolonging a civil war.

April 12, 2011

Everyone. And no one. Whom exactly are we fighting again?

April 11, 2011

Once again, the president is being challenged by a rebellious military reluctant to give him options to end the war in Afghanistan.

April 1, 2011

“It is incomprehensible to me that while creditworthy small businesses in Vermont and throughout the country could not receive affordable loans, the Federal Reserve was providing tens of billions of dollars in credit to a bank that is substantially owned by the Central Bank of Libya,” says Senator Bernie Sanders.

March 31, 2011

Thanks to cable news, discredited experts and government officials are regularly reborn as trusted authorities.

March 29, 2011

Does Obama’s attack on Libya set a precedent for Iran? Ominously, yes.

March 29, 2011

The rhetoric was lovely, but the president’s speech on Libya was a bumbling affair in which he kept referencing the fact that he took the country to war without properly consulting Congress.

March 28, 2011