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Finally, after decades of catastrophic civil war, Africa may give birth to a new nation.

The feeling is growing among WikiLeaks watchers that Sweden is a pawn in a US plan to have Julian Assange extradited and placed in custody here.

State Department cables have exposed the secret collusion of German politicians with the United States. But our media have missed the really big story: the striking rise in popularity of the Green party and continued support for the welfare state.

Christian evangelicals are donating saplings to make the Israeli desert bloom—but they're doing it on land now being seized from Bedouins.

Amid widespread allegations of electoral fraud and a chaotic international relief effort, Haitians themselves are surviving with dignity and heroism.

The former Haitian president discusses his country, his exile and possible return and why his party, still popular in Haiti, isn't allowed to participate in the upcoming election.

The award winning filmmaker and reporter recounts his conversation with exiled former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide and explains the state of Haitian politics today.

"It's fair to smash up someone's future but not to smash up someone's lobby," says UK journalist Laurie Penny of the student protests in London last week.

Rimjin-gang, the first magazine about North Korea written by North Koreans, aims to deepen Westerners' knowledge of the country with a new English-language anthology.

If you thought our monster embassy in Afghanistan was going to be the end of it, consider that we're now set to stay in the country long after Obama's 2011 withdrawal deadline.

Blogs

For the drawdown in Iraq, I'll give President Obama credit where it's due. Still, it's a tragedy that even he will not apologize for the criminal destruction of that country by the United States.

August 2, 2010

Despite the war cries from the neocons, Washington and Tehran will soon be back at the negotiating table.

July 29, 2010

Dumb and dumber: Obama edges toward a confrontation with China, the rising superpower.

July 27, 2010

The ISI's support of the Taliban has been widely known and reported for years, but the WikiLeaks documents dramatically reinforce that fact.

July 26, 2010

Why resuming ties with Indonesia's special forces, Kopassus, ain't such a hot idea.

July 23, 2010

Is the United States supporting President Karzai's efforts to strike a deal with the Taliban, with Pakistan's help, or not?

July 21, 2010

It's unlikely that Shahram Amiri was kidnapped and tortured. But it's not out of the question that he didn't want to be part of a propaganda campaign involving exaggerated or fake intelligence.

July 14, 2010

Something important may be happening Iran, as bazaaris go on strike and political protestors rally to their support.

July 13, 2010

Obama and Gates have appointed a Marine general to Centcom famous for saying that he loves to kill. Hopefully, there's more to the story.

July 12, 2010

The CFR's president emeritus expresses disgust with Obama's Middle East policy.

July 9, 2010