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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.

Egypt's coup

The popular revolt against the incompetent Morsi government was inspiring—but the coup that followed sets a dangerous precedent.

Blogs

The pro-democracy leader called for the release of the popular Russian resistance rockers. 

September 20, 2012

Netanyahu isn’t going to bomb Iran. But his crazy threats may pay off.

August 22, 2012

When you’re a superpower, you can do anything you want to, it seems.

August 13, 2012

The ayatollahs have their endgame, too.

August 1, 2012

Russia warns US against backing rebels.

July 18, 2012

UN, NPR slam demolitions of Palestinian homes. Those, Israel says, are illegal.

July 11, 2012

Obama needs to put an end to NATO’s warmongering on Syria, or this will get a lot uglier, fast.

June 27, 2012

A vote for the lesser evil.

June 4, 2012

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Iran’s long wait for nuclear weapons.

May 30, 2012

If nothing changes, the financial crisis in Greece could bring down the Eurozone and damage the US economy.

May 21, 2012