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The retired Cuban dictator has played a vital role in every U.S. presidential election for the last fifty years.
Is Venezuela's president undoing his country's experiment in democracy?
He caused the Cuban people much suffering, but the giant to the north bears even greater responsibility for the island's plight.
Most authoritarians leave office in a coup or a coffin. Fidel Castro is leaving on his own terms.
In the shock, power grabs and crackdowns that followed Benazir Bhutto's assassination, it's easy to forget that the greatest casualty in Pakistan is the rule of law.
For all her pro-American rhetoric, many in Benazir Bhutto's party held America responsible for the "judicial murder" of her father. Will Bhutto's assassination have a like impact?
The killing of Benazir Bhutto echoes Pakistan's troubled history, portends more violence and flags a proud country's collapse into chaos. It also signals the manifest bankruptcy of the Bush Administration's anti-terrorism.
From the archive: A book by a former ICTY official offers a vivid insider's account of realpolitik at the Milosevic trial.
To those who follow the Israeli-Palestinian conflict closely, the prospects for a two-state solution have never seemed dimmer. So why does veteran peacenik Uri Avnery remain so hopeful?
Bush's coddling of Pervez Musharraf defies all reason--and bears some unsettling similarity to his own offenses and misteps as President.