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For those who know Haitian history, this has been a time of eerie, unhappy déjà vu.

Iran's elections, scheduled for February 20, have provoked the gravest political crisis in that country in twenty years.

Most Americans take their system of government for granted, as if Moses himself had delivered the Constitution engraved on marble tablets.

The call by George W. Bush for major reform of our failed immigration policy was undoubtedly made with election-year eyes fixed on the growing Latino vote.

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.

Blogs

Two cheers for the president's centrist foreign policy. 

May 7, 2014

“I cannot begin to comprehend the terror you are feeling,” says Melissa Harris-Perry in her open letter.

May 5, 2014

A former State Department official says that the way to stop Putin in Ukraine is to bomb Syria. Get it? Me neither.

May 2, 2014

Bush says these veterans are ‘overcoming their decision to volunteer’ for wars that he started, and no one’s questioning his photo op celebration. 

May 2, 2014

The new cold war with Russia may create a real war in Ukraine.

May 1, 2014

683 new death sentences are handed down in Egypt’s “Dictatorship Run Amok.”

April 30, 2014

Do the stalled talks herald the end of the two-state solution? If so, what comes next?

April 30, 2014

By linking itself to Washington in its territorial disputes with China, the Philippines risks getting caught up in a superpower conflict.

April 30, 2014

Answering statements of Holocaust acceptance with denial is becoming a Netanyahu trademark.

April 28, 2014

And expanding or strengthening NATO will make things worse.

April 28, 2014