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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.

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.

Blogs

According to polls, only about 6 percent of Americans are following with any close attention the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.  But that's not stopping the media fascination on both sides of the Atlantic with Americans’ supposed fascination with Britain's royals.

April 27, 2011

JFK failed to defeat Fidel; then he needed to prove his “toughness” somewhere else.

April 18, 2011

In El Salvador, Barack Obama pays tribute to Oscar Romero.

March 23, 2011

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