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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.
Secret US Embassy cables ripple through Haitian politics, imperiling the appointment of a new prime minister.
Family members of Egyptians killed during the revolution are protesting as a crucial trial keeps gettting postponed by a judge with ties to Mubarak.
A secret US Embassy cable describes how Haiti's business elite armed and deployed police units in pro-Aristide strongholds like Bel Air and Cite Soleil after the 2004 coup.
Amid economic stagnation, polls show increasing skepticism about the competence of German elites. Can a resurgent Green Party bring political renewal?
Millions rush to greet the former president, but the deal allowing his return says nothing about accountability for human rights violations that took place during the coup.
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