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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.

How did Hosni Mubarak manage to stay in power for three decades?

Rampant corruption and arbitrary imprisonment, a senseless bureaucracy, a financially destitute majority and police-led torture of civilians—these are among the unbearable conditions that have spawned a people’s revolt in Egypt.

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.


For all his faults, I was struck by outgoing British Prime Minster Gordon Brown's resignation speech. It wasn't the pomp of the job he loved, he said, it was the chance to make his country a fairer place.

May 13, 2010

The Death of Juan Antonio Samaranch should in no way sugarcoat the destructive role he played in the world of International Sport

April 22, 2010

A week after the contested June 2009 presidential election, the image of blood covering the face of 27-year-old Neda Agha-Soltan dead in a street in Tehran became the symbol of the Iranian people's struggle for freedom. What seemed at first an isolated demonstration against a rigged election, eventually turned into the largest uprising against the Islamic Republic since its inception in 1979.

February 4, 2010

What did Tony Blair know, and when did he know it?

January 29, 2010

If Haitians are ever going to recover from the crisis caused by the massive earthquake that very nearly leveled the capital city of Port-au-Prince, they are going to need nurses.

January 18, 2010

Barack Obama has responded to the devastating earthquake in Haiti with precisely the combination of dignity and determination that Americans--who were so frustrated by the disengagement of former President George Bush after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in 2006--expected when they elected him.

January 17, 2010

Uganda is a country where homosexuality is already illegal, where violent attacks are common and where rape is used to 'cure' people of their sexual orientation. Now, a shocking new law has been proposed that would make homosexuality punishable by life imprisonment or even death.

January 12, 2010

A candid interview with Ambassador Lumumba Stanislaus Di-Aping.

December 17, 2009

The Ambassador on his delegation’s position at COP15, how negotiations are proceeding, and the importance of respect for the planet.

December 9, 2009