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Angered by tainted parliamentary elections, thousands of Russians have taken to the streets.

On a recent visit to Gaza, officials from both factions told me they are ready to accept the results of new elections, win or lose.

A tank in Israel

As a Jew who has been an ardent supporter of Israel since its independence, it pains me to record what I saw on a recent trip to the West Bank. But if the occupation continues as such, Israel’s legitimacy and future are at stake.

Survivors of the first nuclear tragedies are now campaigning not only against nuclear weapons, but now also against the dangers of nuclear power.

As the Assad regime cracks down on protesters, it is waging a propaganda war on Syrians and stoking fears of a civil war.

Finding hope, small victories and larger opportunities in a world no one should write off as lost. 

 The United Nations has called an emergency meeting to discuss the devastating famine in the horn of Africa.

While the US funds democratic reform projects in the post-Mubarak age, Egyptians are mistrustful of American meddling in their domestic affairs.

The revolution has fostered a national sense of accomplishment and a newfound pride in being Egyptian.

The Western media's focus on the importance of Islamist parties in the country's political landscape is dangerously misplaced.

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Leaders in Western Europe clearly want the problem to go away, but the United States is pressing Europe to step up military spending.

June 6, 2014

But it’s looking like the president’s Europe trip is all about NATO and “reassuring” America’s allies, who aren’t threatened.

June 2, 2014

Did a report from a “problematic” source land in the opinion pages because it failed to pass muster with newsroom editors?

May 29, 2014

Pope Francis’ seemingly impromptu prayer at Israel's apartheid wall hinted at a radical critique of Israel in an otherwise carefully orchestrated trip.

May 28, 2014

Outnumbered by the country’s rural voters, Thailand’s once vibrantly democratic urban middle class has embraced an elitist, antidemocratic agenda.

May 27, 2014

Yes, he’s a crooked billionaire backed by other crooked billionaires. So?

May 23, 2014

It’s the product of both deregulatory neoliberal capitalism and Korea’s authoritarian past—a history in which the United States played no small part.

May 21, 2014

The truth is fascists aren’t going to rule either Ukraine or Western Europe anytime soon.

May 21, 2014

Patience is needed on all sides, and the US ought to make clear what sanctions relief Iran can expect once a deal is done.

May 19, 2014

The BJP and its sister group, the paramilitary RSS, could accelerate sectarian divisions and, perhaps, worsen the conflict with Pakistan.

May 16, 2014