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Is Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's reign coming to an end?
Popular protest drove Tunisia's president from power last week in a secular appeal for political reform and social justice. What's next for the country?
In his new memoir the South African leader struggles to overcome his image as a saint.
The agreements reached at last week's climate summit oblige all nations to reduce future emissions. The challenge now is to generate the political pressure to compel national leaders to accept realistic targets.
What the WikiLeaks revelations tell us about how Washington runs Pakistan.
It is outrageous for any journalist, or respecter of what every American president has claimed is our inalienable, God-given right to a free press, not to join in Assange’s defense.
The WikiLeaks revelations of Silvio Berlusconi’s bromance with Vladimir Putin have raised new questions about whether their close ties stem from “personal investments.” But the growing popular protests in Italy, echoing those in Britain, France and Greece, are primarily against savage austerity measures that have favored the wealthy.
When Jeremy Scahill reported on a secret US war in Pakistan last year, the Pentagon called his article "conspiratorial." But now, says Scahill on Democracy Now!, the latest WikiLeaks diplomatic cables dump confirms his reporting.
Does anyone seriously expect the US government, and its global allies, to permit more revelations to leak out? Defenders of human rights need to be ready to stand up for WikiLeaks.
The new cable dump includes a State Department directive to have diplomats spy on UN officials. The UN has been a playground for spies since its origin—but this recent order goes further than before.