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It's proven useful of late in Afghanistan, but Annan shouldn't expect miracles.

Unless the number of arms is reduced dramatically, peace is unlikely to hold.

Gorbachev represented a unique change in Soviet statesmanship; two books examine him and the end of the Cold War.

President Bush meets with Russian leader Putin, al the while ICBMs target Russia.

Past Nobel Prize winners congratulate the UN and Kofi Annan.

Recently deported, Ghasson Dahduli is now missing in Jordanian custody, and his family worries about what he's being subjected to.

Disdained by the majority culture, Muslims turn for self-respect to absolutism.

Israel responds to a suicide bombing with untrammeled military repression—which action is terrorism (if not both)?

'Modernity' isn't the archfiend. But as often preached, it appears so to many.

Blogs

China’s new economic plan is a relic of the past. It focuses on raising standards of living. How quaint!

March 8, 2011

Iyad Allawi, Muqtada al-Sadr mull an anti-Maliki alliance as the prime minister cracks down on protests.

March 7, 2011

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