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Someone has to say it: The hanging of Saddam Hussein was an act of barbarism that mocks all of Bush's posturing on Iraq.

Justice and reconciliation for the victims of Saddam Hussein will not be found at the end of a hangman's rope.

More violence, waning chances for reconciliation and a trove of secrets taken to the grave.

The death of Chilean strongman Augusto Pinochet should not blunt the
work of healing the damage he has done and shining light on the truth.

Although the United States itches to do away with Hugo Chávez, his socialist
policies are alleviating poverty and earning the people's trust. To
Bush's chagrin, the Venezuelan leader is here to stay.

Bush insisted that Saddam Hussein's trial be held in Iraq so that an international tribunal would never expose America's history of support for the tyrant.

Even the most naive American voter
cannot be expected to see the morally, legally and politically questionable death sentence given to Saddam Hussein a milestone in the Bush Administration's illegal war in
Iraq. As the milestones pile up, so do the bodies.

The United States may well have its way and exclude Venezuela from the UN Security Council, in retribution for Hugo Chávez's diabolical roast of George W. Bush. But doesn't the world have larger issues to worry about?

Tony Blair's sorry record on Iraq, Afghanistan and Lebanon--and the rise of a new, viable leader of the Conservative Party--could spell doom for Gordon Brown and the Labour Party.

Few Americans, especially those in government, know much about Cuba. And
nowhere is that more evident than in the coverage of Fidel Castro's
illness and the transition of power.

Blogs

Stephen Cohen reflects on Putin’s “State of Russia” address.

December 11, 2014

Graduating from protesters to politicians, Chile’s student leaders achieved the legislative wins that have eluded their Occupy counterparts.

December 10, 2014

The people who deny that we’re in a new Cold War are the people who got us into it in the first place.

December 5, 2014

The only way to claim Ukraine “united” is to have given up on a full quarter of the country.

December 4, 2014

With a US-trained military officer now running Burkina Faso, will Washington press for a democratic transition or legitimize a military coup?

November 7, 2014

The Kremlin is not in complete control of the Donbass.

November 5, 2014

The country's late dictator leaves behind a 1-million-strong diaspora unlikely to ever return home.

October 23, 2014

The only thing Poroshenko has going for him is that Putin wants him to stay in power.

October 16, 2014

Ukraine’s president is angling to get his new political party a majority of seats in Parliament later this month.

October 3, 2014

The former secretary of state and President Obama seem to be struggling with the whole “when in the course of human events…” thing.

September 16, 2014