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Jonathan Schell

The power and persuasiveness of Jonathan's work came from the enduring belief that there is no idea so powerful as a moral one.

Surveillance

Now that household items connect to the Internet, what people do with their private lives will be monitored ever more closely.

Bellicose posturing could lead to disaster. The only way out is through diplomacy.

Venezuela protest

The same mentality that promotes secret schemes aimed at regime change abroad will be applied at home.

NSA headquarters

Everything you always wanted to know about CIA practices, proper cyberwar behavior and invasion etiquette. 

Amman, Jordan

Social media platforms are enabling women to speak out anonymously and show that harassment exists—but that hasn’t resulted in culture change.

How Georgi Markov became the truth-teller of Bulgaria’s communist era, and paid for it with his life.

Occupy LA

Over the decades, this catchall term has lost all bite and meaning.

Pro-Russia protesters

Can the referendum results be interpreted in a way that allows politicians in both Kiev and Crimea to save face? 

Blogs

Democracy Now!'s Sharif Abdel Kouddous reports on the media crackdown that journalists have faced in Egypt.

February 7, 2011

Washington-approved violence in Honduras continues.

February 7, 2011

Center for Constitutional Rights says: "The message from civil society is clear: If you're a torturer, be careful in your travel plans."

February 6, 2011

Sarah Palin, in her first comments on Egypt, managed to make no sense at all.

February 6, 2011

The uprisings in Egypt have inspired all sorts of people, including Private Bradley Manning, the young man being held in solitary confinement in Quantico, accused of being the source for Wikileaks. Manning's friend David House tweeted after visiting him this week that “Bradley's mood and mind soared” at the news from Egypt.

February 4, 2011

With 18 years experience on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Russ Feingold “gets” the Middle East. He says the US must stop neglecting human rights in the name of human rights. He's right, and if Obama happened to be looking for a special envoy...

February 4, 2011

Exile for Mubarak in Germany for “health reasons”?

February 4, 2011

A leading authority on social movements is encouraged by recent pro-democracy protests in Tunisia and Egypt.

February 4, 2011

As democracy proceeds in Egypt, the US works to contain it in Haiti.

February 4, 2011

Telegraph newspaper in the UK publishing stories on cables, posts on last night's WikiLeaks event at Columbia University, and the FBI reopens a probe into 9/11 plotters, possibly because of WikiLeaks cables

February 4, 2011