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Surprisingly, the United States seems pleased that Putin wants to reposition Russia as a major Asian power.

Obama’s “Smart Power’ foreign policy not smart at all.

With a new SEC regulation, no longer will big oil and mining companies be able to hide under-the-table payments to crooked Third World governments.

How an American disaster paved the way for Big Oil’s rise—and possible fall—in Iraq.

Ecuador’s refusal to turn Assange over to the British threatens more turmoil between the US and newly independent Latin America.

#YoSoy132 protest

The emerging #YoSoy132 student movement has shaken up the usual staid political classes heading into the July 1 vote—maybe for good.

Four ways the President is pursuing Cheney's geopolitics of global energy.

The vilifying charges levelled at Russia's president by the American media could undermine rational U.S. policy-making.

Nicolas Sarkozy

Socialist François Hollande defeated Sarko in the first-round vote. But the real victor may be National Front leader Marine Le Pen, now primed to play kingmaker.

Blogs

NPR's Pravda-like headline tells the story before it actually happened.

March 19, 2011

US has failed to keep Aristide from returning to Haiti.  Expected to arrive tonight, he already has received a death threat—from a major candidate in this Sunday’s presidential runoff election.

March 18, 2011

As Obama heads for Brazil, he might cross flight paths with Aristide, soon expected to return to Haiti

March 17, 2011

An anti-Qaddafi government takes shape.

March 10, 2011

Katrina vanden Heuvel and Stephen Cohen on Russia Today talk about whether the US should take action in Libya.

March 9, 2011

Mousavi, Karroubi reportedly taken to army prison, amid demands that they be executed.

March 2, 2011

The young people protesting in Arab capitals right now want a meaningful break with the status quo and, in many ways, that means a break from American support.

March 2, 2011

Mikhail Gorbachev's 80th birthday is an opportunity to reconsider a complicated legacy of reform.

March 1, 2011

I don’t know about you, but I’m having a hard time keeping track of who is responsible for the Arab uprisings.

February 25, 2011

"The power of tweeting Kuwaitis should not be undestimated.'

February 21, 2011