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Europeans are not fighting as one in their pushback against austerity measures.

How a confrontation is shaping up between the US/NATO and the BRICS.

Nicolas Sarkozy

Socialist François Hollande defeated Sarko in the first-round vote. But the real victor may be National Front leader Marine Le Pen, now primed to play kingmaker.

What makes +972 such a unique magazine with an extraordinary ability to shake up conventional ideas about Israel and Palestine?

The prosperous, urban middle-class—those who benefit from the government’s policies—have revolted against it. If even they don’t support the existing order, what future does it have?

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.

Blogs

 Quote of the day from a group of 500 Pakistani "religious scholars."

January 6, 2011

Hardliners in Iran are fearful that arresting the movement's leaders could spark a new explosion.

January 3, 2011

The editors want more weapons and military "steadfastedness" against Beijing.

January 2, 2011

More straws in the wind on a possible deal with Iran.

December 13, 2010

When is a stooge not a stooge?

December 13, 2010

No breakthroughs yet, but it's looking like the United States is finally ready to recognize Iran's right to enrich uranium.

December 7, 2010

A think-tank task forces tells Iraq: let our troops stay indefinitely, or we'll take all our marbles and go home.

December 3, 2010

Israeli paper's editorial is gleeful over Wikileaks' revelation that some US diplomatic cables cite Arab Gulf rulers who want war with Iran.

November 30, 2010

Why, exactly, should the United States care if a collection of corrupt Arab rulers in oil-rich kingdoms want America (or Israel) to bomb Iran?

November 29, 2010

Talking is still the way out. But, as Casey Stengel said, can't anyone here play this game?

November 23, 2010