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Can a region betrayed once by the USSR and again by Ukraine find stability in autonomy?

Salva Kiir and Hu Jintao

Is the conflict in South Sudan the opening salvo in the battle for a continent? 

At least six shelters have been hit since the conflict began, killing dozens of civilians.

Sex work protest

The so-called “Swedish model” banning the purchase but not the sale of sex is catching on in Europe. But does it work? And for whom?

As world leaders fail to end the bloodletting in Gaza, it is up to civil society to demand justice for Palestinians.

Kiev’s siege of the Donbass, supported by the Obama administration, is escalating an already perilous crisis. 

Alessandro Spina

“Darling, this is Alessandro Spina, who is trying to make Italians feel guilty about their colonial crimes.”

Robert Ames in his trademark tinted aviators

In The Good Spy, Kai Bird documents the life of CIA agent Robert Ames, a sincere and unlikely mediator in the Middle East.

Shifa Hospital

“I saw a massacre,” says one survivor, “There were heads off bodies, shoulders half torn, hands gone, chests opened.”

Israel claims that it is merely exercising its right to self-defense and that Gaza is no longer occupied. Here’s what you need to know about these talking points and more.

Blogs

Greg Mitchell celebrates the one hundredth day of Cablegate, which means he also is celebrating his 100th day of blogging WikiLeaks.

March 7, 2011

Re-visiting the first day of Cablegate. How was the news that 250,000 cables were going to be leaked over the next months received?

March 6, 2011

With Manning gaining wide attention now, it’s worth recalling that three months ago he was largely forgotten. How did so much change?

March 4, 2011

There's been a joke going around the labor protests.   It goes something like this:

A union member, a CEO and a Tea Party member are sitting at a table with 12 cookies. The CEO grabs 11, turns to the Tea Partier and says “The Union's out to take your cookie!”

March 3, 2011

What the debate over terrorists seems to miss is the personal dimension: personal failures and personal grievances of the lone gunmen.

March 3, 2011

The Turks and Afghans are talking about setting up an official venue in Turkey for negotiating a political settlement in Afghanistan.

March 3, 2011

The White House has rejected calls from neocons, McCain and the Washington Post to use force.

March 3, 2011

A highly disturbing report from Afghanistan and how it relates to the incident capture in the “Collateral Murder” video released by WikiLeaks.

March 2, 2011

Mousavi, Karroubi reportedly taken to army prison, amid demands that they be executed.

March 2, 2011

The young people protesting in Arab capitals right now want a meaningful break with the status quo and, in many ways, that means a break from American support.

March 2, 2011