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Mario Monti

The sad truth is that disarming and defeating Silvio Berlusconi remains the country’s first priority.

Netanyahu

It is long past time to reject expansionism, intolerance and structural inequality and define what democratic Israeli patriotism really stands for.

In his inaugural speech, the president vowed to engage with other countries so as to "lift suspicion and fear." He should reach out to forge a more sane and sensible relationship with Cuba.

South China Sea

Will China-Japan-US tensions in the Pacific ignite a conflict and sink the global economy?

Street clashes in Cairo

Seven people are dead and more than 670 were injured in the violence, as several officials resign in protest.

Destruction in Gaza

Testimonies from Israeli Defense Force veterans reveal the truth about the ongoing occupation.

Mohammed Morsi

The newly elected Egyptian president, at the center of cease-fire talks between Hamas and Israel, is under heavy domestic and international pressure from all sides.

Wreckage of the car Ahmed Al-Jabari was driving.

Israel rains death and destruction on a civilian population that cannot escape.

Eric Hobsbawm

Hobsbawm’s life and writings will long serve as an inspiration to those who believe that a knowledge of history is essential to working for a better world.

Surprisingly, the United States seems pleased that Putin wants to reposition Russia as a major Asian power.

Blogs

She tells CNN that she might favor “no enrichment for Iran” nuclear program.

July 28, 2014

Only Putin knows. But he also knows he doesn’t have to fear a US or NATO military response.

July 25, 2014

The American media and government are up in arms over the downing of MH17, but they don’t take into account the violence that led up to the tragedy, or the power diplomacy could have to end it. 

July 24, 2014

In southeast Ukraine and in Russia, conspiracy theories abound.

July 24, 2014

People associated with groups taking a hard line on Iran sanctions accounted for twenty-two of the thirty-six testimonies solicited by House and Senate committees.

July 24, 2014

Migrant workers subject to the kafala system have little recourse against exploitation and abuse.

July 23, 2014

Billionaires Bernard Marcus, Paul Singer and Sheldon Adelson are making big investments in opposing diplomacy with Iran.

July 18, 2014

It’s pretty obvious that the pro-Russian rebels did it, though it’s not certain yet. Yet Putin refuses to look in the mirror.

July 18, 2014

For too long, Hamas has served as Israel’s useful bogeyman.

July 15, 2014

The Saudis, who back the Sunni side in the region’s Sunni-Shiite proxy war, have no use for ISIS.

July 14, 2014