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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?

Mubarak’s intimidation tactics and determination to hang on to power only invigorated the protesters—leading to his resignation today.

After a good start, the Obama administration’s response to the democratic revolution in Egypt has begun to exude the odor of betrayal.

If the world has a heart, it beats now for Egypt.

Blogs

The ayatollahs have their endgame, too.

August 1, 2012

Russia warns US against backing rebels.

July 18, 2012

UN, NPR slam demolitions of Palestinian homes. Those, Israel says, are illegal.

July 11, 2012

Obama needs to put an end to NATO’s warmongering on Syria, or this will get a lot uglier, fast.

June 27, 2012

A vote for the lesser evil.

June 4, 2012

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Iran’s long wait for nuclear weapons.

May 30, 2012

If nothing changes, the financial crisis in Greece could bring down the Eurozone and damage the US economy.

May 21, 2012

President Karzai demands investigation, and NATO apologizes—again.

May 15, 2012

The unneeded crisis that almost derailed US-China relations.

May 9, 2012

What does the Chen Guangcheng story say about the United States?

May 7, 2012