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Elizabeth Warren

At the current rate of progress, it will take nearly 500 years for women to reach fair representation in government.

Russian soldier

The international community should be pushing for compromise to prevent this fragile and bitterly divided country from breaking apart.

Pentagon

Despite the uproar over reductions to defense funding, less than 1 percent of the Pentagon's beefy $550 billion budget will be cut this year. 

The National Front leader has cleverly rebranded her father’s party, cloaking its far-right agenda with liberal rhetoric.
 

VW

German corporations are far more respectful of worker rights—and may have more influence on future US developments than our politicians realize.

Vladimir Putin

Conservative hysteria over Putin’s aggression in 2014 is eerily reminiscent of right-wing reaction to a previous Crimean adventure, at the dawn of the Cold War.

Turkey protest

Last summer's protest movement has faded, but now, after eleven years in power, Prime Minister Erdogan faces unprecedented corruption allegations.

Petromachismo

Rising oil and gas production close to home is enabling a more aggressive stance toward rivals abroad.

Venezuela protest

Today’s protests are a callejón sin salida, a dead end.

Blogs

Tens of thousands may die, but ending the war in Iraq is now in the hands of Iran and Saudi Arabia, not the United States.

June 13, 2014

Like 2003 all over again, American pundits debate new intervention in Iraq.

June 13, 2014

New documents raise questions about the soldier's mental health. 

June 12, 2014

As pundits droned on about Eric Cantor, Iraq descended into ever greater chaos.

June 12, 2014

Eric Cantor’s fall might mean a change for the House GOP's foreign policies.

June 11, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on the Bergdahl scandal. 

June 11, 2014

Washington and Tehran could be allies, and Saudi Arabia could help seal the deal.

June 11, 2014

Today in Washington, Representative Meeks makes a level-headed case for multilateral diplomacy with Iran, while Representative Vargas fears an iranian attack on Los Angeles.

June 10, 2014

Beset by infighting among militias and rampant arms trafficking, Libya in 2014 illustrates the dangers of Western military intervention.

June 10, 2014

Why Cuba might deem the United States irrelevant if foreign policy doesn't change.

June 10, 2014