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Nelson Mandela

South Africans of all races have reason to celebrate the life of the country’s first post-apartheid president.

Congolese soldier

The US military's involvement in the unraveling of a continent.

Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey

Western media are characterizing the demonstrations as a clash between Islamism and secularism—but it’s government abuse of power that Turks are protesting.

Hezbollah supporters in Syria

The Lebanese militia is now deeply embroiled in the Syrian civil war, which has become part of a regional struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran. 

The historic genocide trial of Efraín Ríos Montt was a huge step. But his conviction has been overturned—and many others have blood on their hands, including current president Otto Pérez Molina.

The Obamas

As fashion's first couple, the Obamas can take a leading role in making sure US companies comply with global standards.

The recent victories of the right-wing, anti-immigrant United Kingdom Independence Party says more about our scapegoats than about its long-term prospects.

Mohamed Morsi

Egypt’s reconciliation process has been lauded as restoring confidence to outside investors. But others say it amounts to impunity for the rich.

The Tsarnaev brothers

It appears the Tsarnaev brothers were self-motivated. But their Salafist extremism was itself one outgrowth of the brutal Chechen wars of independence against Russia.

East Jerusalem

Decades of Jewish settlement and Arab dispossession have radically changed the demographic makeup of this Palestinian capital.

Blogs

Not everyone is taking the general's report at face value.

November 22, 2010

Another four years of war in Afghanistan is far too long, but at least the administration is talking about an end point.

November 15, 2010

Kurds rebuff Obama and Biden, and Iraqi Sunnis fail to gain their fair share of power.

November 12, 2010

Israel's blustery prime minister is feeling his oats after the Republican gains on November 2, and Iran is a target.

November 10, 2010

In the Iran talks, Obama seems determined to make Iran an offer that it can, and will, refuse.

November 9, 2010

Turning away from the US elections for a moment, we can find plenty of places suffering not from a hurricane of campaign cash, but from actual hurricanes, bringing with them immediate suffering but less coverage.

November 8, 2010

So far, the president hasn't declared that Iran has the right to enrich uranium, even as part of a final deal to settle the crisis over the Iranian nuclear program. It's time.

November 4, 2010

King Abdullah tries to broker an deal in Iraq, settle with the Taliban, solve the Fatah-Hamas divide and, yes, he's talking to Ahmadinejad, too.

November 2, 2010

Still hawkish, IAEA's Heinonen says Iran's centrifuges aren't working well and that Tehran will face enormous difficulty if it decides to refine its uranium to weapons-grade quality from the current, low-level fuel quality.

November 1, 2010

War in Iraq, war in Afghanistan, possible attack on Iran—oh, what the heck, why not Yemen, too?

November 1, 2010