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Robert Mugabe and Nelson Mandela

The road not taken by South Africa’s neighbor makes Nelson Mandela’s gift all the more remarkable.

Nelson Mandela

By the time of his death at age 95, South Africans were well prepared to keep his dream alive—that too is part of Nelson Mandela’s great legacy.

Chilean presidential candidates

The presidential runoff between Michelle Bachelet and Evelyn Matthei presents an opportunity to overcome Pinochet's twisted legacy.

The Grey Lady’s recent editorial on Ukraine and Vladimir Putin was one-dimensional and ideological.

But legislative changes are making it still more difficult for opposition candidates to win.

Negev desert

A trip through the Negev Desert leads to the heart of Israel's national nightmare.

Rouhani supporters

The United States has much to gain from improved relations and little to lose from easing sanctions.

Obama

President Obama can now embark on a new foreign policy, one that rejects military interventionism in favor of an engaged internationalism.

A new biography explores the remarkable life and lasting legacy of the early UN secretary-general.

Ray Kelly

Obama sounds the notes of racial justice at key moments, while asserting unprecedented power to implement policies that are destructive, discriminatory—and embodied by the NYPD commissioner.

Blogs

With a bipartisan 67 to 28 vote in favor of the US-Russia nuclear arms agreement, the New START treaty now moves on to a final vote tomorrow.

December 21, 2010

When is a stooge not a stooge?

December 13, 2010

WIth the latest diplomatic cables dump from WikiLeaks sending waves throughout the political and media worlds, the organization's activities are raising questions such as, is releasing all this information gratuitous, even irresponsible? Or is it a valuable public service?

November 30, 2010

The morning after WikiLeaks began releasing its trove of confidential US diplomatic cables, Democracy Now! hosts a roundtable about the possible impact of these leaks.

November 29, 2010

The financial crisis in Ireland is leading to a political crisis on the heels of a bailout and more "austerity measures." The coalition that currently rules is falling apart, the Green Party detaching from the prime minister's Fianna Fail party, and elections loom.

November 23, 2010

 Harry Truman: war criminal, or not?

November 15, 2010

Syria, Turkey in critical behind-the-scenes role.

October 12, 2010

Backed by key unions and activists, Ed Miliband is given the charge to lead the fight against Conservative cuts.

September 25, 2010

The alacrity with which the spy swap was carried out shows just how keen Obama is to continue the US-Russia "reset" policy.

July 13, 2010

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu sets up an Illegal settlement on the White House lawn.

July 7, 2010