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Hugo Chavez sign

Yes, the Venezuelan president could be a strongman. But he leaves behind what might be called the most democratic country in the Western Hemisphere.

Vladimir Putin

The president should stem growing tensions with Russia to earn its cooperation in combating terrorism and nuclear proliferation.

Clashes across the country have put the legitimacy of the Morsi government in question.

Netanyahu

It is long past time to reject expansionism, intolerance and structural inequality and define what democratic Israeli patriotism really stands for.

Soldier in Israel

At long last, this may be the year Washington puts the brakes on Israeli settlement expansion into Palestinian lands. 

Morsi's latest power play has sparked the largest uprisings in Egypt since Mubarak was ousted.

Street clashes in Cairo

Seven people are dead and more than 670 were injured in the violence, as several officials resign in protest.

The tangled diplomacy over UN recognition seemed to affirm that Hamas’s defiance pays greater dividends than the Palestinian Authority’s conciliation.

Mohammed Morsi

The newly elected Egyptian president, at the center of cease-fire talks between Hamas and Israel, is under heavy domestic and international pressure from all sides.

Jesse Jackson and Gambian president Yahyah Jammeh

The reverend sat down with The Nation to talk about his humanitarian trip to Africa and poverty in America.

Blogs

Decades of anti-US feelings, along with growing Islamism, will drastically change the region's tenor.

February 21, 2011

Hundreds are dead as rebels seize several Libyan cities and besiege capital.

February 21, 2011

It was the strength of the Egyptian people who brought down Mubarak and Obama made it clear that it was Egypt, not the US, which would decide Egypt's future. 

February 14, 2011

The Saudis are nervous. And they should be. They're a wealthy gated community next to a teeming slum. And the slum dwellers are angry.

February 13, 2011

Let's keep Washington Bullets in mind thinking about Egypt.

February 12, 2011

Like Google Executive and activist Wael Ghonim said, if you want to liberate a sociey, just give them the Internet. The Internet helps you fight the media war.

February 11, 2011

The Egypt pro-democracy movement has much more in common with the grassroots, bottom-up Obama campaign than the Bush admininistration's barrel of a gun “freedom agenda.”

February 11, 2011

The US media seem to have found a new language for the economy. There's been talk of “solidarity” and even “class war,” and a focus on corruption and inequality like we haven't seen in who knows how long.

The only problem? They're talking about Egypt.

February 8, 2011

Democracy Now!'s Sharif Abdel Kouddous reports on the media crackdown that journalists have faced in Egypt.

February 7, 2011

From Cairo, Democracy Now!'s Sharif Kouddous reports on the increasing violence surrounding the protests against President Hosni Mubarak.

February 3, 2011