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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.

It is outrageous for any journalist, or respecter of what every American president has claimed is our inalienable, God-given right to a free press, not to join in Assange’s defense.

The WikiLeaks revelations of Silvio Berlusconi’s bromance with Vladimir Putin have raised new questions about whether their close ties stem from “personal investments.” But the growing popular protests in Italy, echoing those in Britain, France and Greece, are primarily against savage austerity measures that have favored the wealthy.

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The only thing Poroshenko has going for him is that Putin wants him to stay in power.

October 16, 2014

Ukraine’s president is angling to get his new political party a majority of seats in Parliament later this month.

October 3, 2014

The former secretary of state and President Obama seem to be struggling with the whole “when in the course of human events…” thing.

September 16, 2014

NATO leaders—including President Obama—have escalated tensions in Ukraine while dismissing opportunities to bring the conflict to a reasonable conclusion quickly.

September 9, 2014

“We are in the classic fog of war,” says Stephen Cohen.

August 27, 2014

When Chancellor Merkel meets with President Petro Poroshenko, she’s going to want something in return

August 21, 2014

The New Cold War has arrived, and the Washington hawks are unprepared. 

July 30, 2014

Only Putin knows. But he also knows he doesn’t have to fear a US or NATO military response.

July 25, 2014

In Russia and in the US, the media play the blame game. 

July 22, 2014

Humpty Dumpty hasn’t been put back together yet, thirteen years after the US invasion.

July 8, 2014