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At each stop of his visit to Asia, Obama has bumped up against the limits of American economic and diplomatic clout in the new Asian world order.

Dilma Rousseff has taken over from Lula’s legacy, which has helped put an end to the Washington Consensus.

Kiribati's President, Anote Tong, speaks about the struggles faced by climate refugees, solidarity within his country and getting the international community's attention.

Because energy is tied to so many aspects of the global economy, and because doubts are growing about the future availability of oil and other vital fuels, the decisions China makes regarding its energy portfolio will have far-reaching consequences.

Paul Kagame has been praised for leading Rwanda’s recovery after the 1994 genocide. But his image has become increasingly tarnished, with reports of political repression now joined by a UN human rights report accusing his own government of carrying out mass slaughter in neighboring Congo.

In April, President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed the New START Treaty, the biggest nuclear arms pact in a generation. But the treaty faces significant Republican opposition as it enters the Senate for a final vote. How would a blocked treaty affect our arms policy and our relationship with Russia?

No candidate for Labour Party leader has offered a challenge to the dominant view of Britain as a society living beyond its means, with the market setting the terms for what's possible.

Corruption scandals, a threatened gag order on journalists and investigators, and persistent allegations of Mafia ties—not to mention the long recession—have weakened Italy’s prime minister.

Faced with the effects of a crisis created by the world's wealthiest, the heads of state gathered at the G20 decided to stick the poorest people in their countries with the bill.

Nick Clegg has taken the Liberal Democrats into government with the Tories, serving as deputy prime minister to David Cameron, a politician he has called "the con man of British politics." Where did it all go wrong?

Blogs

Obama did, and the result was…awkward. 

June 20, 2013

But Netanyahu and his ally, extremist Sheldon Adelson, are twin wrecking balls.

May 29, 2013

McCain seems worried by the idea of peace, and the State Department refuses to rule out a role for Iran.

May 15, 2013

The United States needs to tread carefully to avoid escalating the confrontation with Pyongyang.

April 15, 2013

A quick spin through The Nation's archives offers a running critique of the former Prime Minister and her ideology.

April 13, 2013

Washington wades deeper into the Middle East swamp.

April 12, 2013

Margaret Thatcher’s fancy funeral will be held this coming Wednesday. Along with the deceased prime minister, can we bury her most favorite slogan, too?

April 12, 2013

The allegations of army violence during the 2011 uprising come from a committee appointed by the president, but a new constitution may yet undermine justice.

April 11, 2013

The Conservative leader sold British workers down the river while pursuing a destructive foreign policy.

April 10, 2013

The media was outraged that people celebrated the death of Margaret Thatcher. If they're curious, they should ask someone deeply affected by her policies.

April 9, 2013