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Saddam Hussein's capture on December 13 ended the role of the minority Sunni Arabs as Iraq's ruling group since 1638, when the Sunni Ottoman Turks captured Mesopotamia (then comprising Baghdad an

After twenty-one tension-filled days of raucous speeches, poetry readings, threats, bribery and walkouts, Afghanistan's loya jirga, held to endorse a new Constitution for Afghanistan after

Until there is a legitimate government in Iraq, it's unclear whether any new oil deals will stand.

New documents detail how Rumsfeld and Reagan let Iraq know it was just fine to keep using chemical weapons against Iran and the Kurds.

Reporters say harassment and intimidation by American soldiers is growing.

"The enemies of a free Iraq have lost their leader," said George Bush following the capture of Saddam Hussein.

The last time I saw pictures of a man in need of a haircut being displayed as a trophy of the American Empire it was Che Guevara, stretched out dead on a table in Vallegrande, a village in the Bo

Khrushchev wrote in his incomparable memoirs that Soviet admirals, like admirals everywhere, loved battleships because they could get piped aboard in great style amid the respectful hurrahs of th

Blogs

 A look back at the lead up to bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 

July 28, 2011

Looking back at the lead up to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

July 26, 2011

A new look at the lead up to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

July 25, 2011

Islam-bashing conservatives like Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller influenced the fanatic who terrorized Norway. The question now is—to what degree?

July 25, 2011

After a frenzy of press coverage of the Afghan war logs, why did Americans hold off on a debate about the war?

July 25, 2011

Why is it that shelters known to be toxic are acceptable for Haitians but not Americans?

July 14, 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

Russia and South Africa try to mediate an end to Obama’s war in Libya.

July 5, 2011

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

June 29, 2011