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Seoul rally

At ceremonies held around the sixtieth anniversary of the Korean armistice, the president sounded bellicose notes, while failing to mention national unification.

Aleksei Navalny

The anti-corruption activist’s mayoral campaign in Moscow is dividing voters, while testing the country’s diminished opposition party.

It took twelve months for the Brotherhood to go from the highest peaks of power to protesting in the streets of Cairo. What next for the organization?

That a popular revolt facilitated Morsi’s ouster is undeniable. But it has also solidified the military’s role as the final arbiter of power in Egypt.

Gay rights activist arrested

In Russia, activists struggle against rising homophobia and a government crack down on LGBT rights.

President of Taiwan Ma Ying-jeou

The right-wing think tank received big money from Taiwan’s government at the same time that it was churning out policy papers and articles urging US military aid to Taipei.

Nelson Mandela

Although most black South Africans revere Mandela and his party for defeating apartheid, many are realizing that fighting inequality and achieving full citizenship will mean taking on the ANC.

Chinese and American flags

How Washington’s and Beijing’s visions for the future may turn into a nightmare.

Supporters of Hassan Rouhani

In a clear challenge to hardliners, President-elect Hassan Rouhani vowed, ‘I have come to destroy extremism.’

Guatemala's ex-dictator Efrain Rios Montt

The reputations of Reagan-era officials who enabled the Guatemalan genocide have not been tarnished.

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