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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.

Syrian rebel

As the Syrian government clings to repressive tactics it knows best, the conflict becomes ever more intractable.

Twenty years after the end of the Soviet Union, the relationship features more elements of cold-war conflict than of stable cooperation.

A new report has found the Assad regime responsible for crimes against humanity. Will it do anything to stop the bloodshed?

Joachim Gauck could offer too striking a contrast to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s own devotion to a politics of small compromises. 

What role and responsibility does the United States have for the situation in Yemen?

Hamza Kashgari’s persecution—merely for tweeting uncertainty about his religious faith—exposes the cynicism and brutality of the kingdom’s royal-clerical rulers.

The Palestinian leader’s defiance of Washington was applauded in Ramallah. But his diplomatic daring has little chance of success without a unified national strategy that draws energy from the Arab uprisings.

As the Assad regime cracks down on protesters, it is waging a propaganda war on Syrians and stoking fears of a civil war.

Blogs

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

February 3, 2011

Democracy Now!'s Sharif Kouddous reports on the clashes in Cairo taking place as pro-Mubarak forces attack anti-Mubarak protesters.

February 2, 2011

Democracy Now!'s Sharif Kouddous reports on today's massive protest in Cairo.

February 1, 2011

Democracy Now!’s Sharif Kouddous reports on the ongoing unrest in Egypt.

January 31, 2011

Mubarak names head of intelligence as “vice president.”

January 29, 2011

Is Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's reign coming to an end?

January 28, 2011

Israeli leader angered by Mossad chief's comment that Iran won't have a bomb before 2015.

January 12, 2011

Why some journalists aren't defending WikiLeaks, a new cable revealing information on Iran, Bradley Manning's impending trial and more.

January 4, 2011

With a bipartisan 67 to 28 vote in favor of the US-Russia nuclear arms agreement, the New START treaty now moves on to a final vote tomorrow.

December 21, 2010

When is a stooge not a stooge?

December 13, 2010