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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.

Police in Haiti

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?

Manuel Zelaya

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.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

The Syrian president is is facing unprecedented pressure rooted in grievances over government repression, corruption, a weak economy and lack of civil liberties. He cannot hunker down and wait for the storm to pass.

Naoto Kan and the End of 'Japan Inc.'

Criticism of the government’s response to the catastrophe has obscured major political changes.

Nichi Vendola

Can an openly left-wing, openly gay politician from the South revive an Italy in deep malaise?

Blogs

The latest political row over the Magnitsky Act merely continues America's failure to engage with Russia under Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and now Barack Obama.

January 7, 2013

For Americans who understand the importance of a cooperative U.S.-Russia relationship, 2012 was a disturbing year.

January 3, 2013

CNN’s Arwa Damon has been so deeply enmeshed with rebel fighters, she has lost all traces of objective reporting.

December 11, 2012

Anything that Obama does will make it worse.

December 10, 2012

At least seven are dead and hundreds wounded after deadly clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and opposition protesters erupted overnight.

December 6, 2012

As a 138-nation majority votes Palestine into UN statehood, Netanyahu and Susan Rice do nothing but sputter in outrage. 

November 30, 2012

With today’s vote in the UN General Assembly, Palestine will take a significant step toward statehood.

November 29, 2012

Killing Hamas’s military leader is the latest in a long line of murders that has radicalized Palestinians. But maybe that's the point. 

November 20, 2012

The other great world power is having a leadership contest, too.

November 8, 2012

It ought to be good news, but President Obama might not wish to trumpet this particular gospel.

October 22, 2012