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Caracas protest

An imperial era is on the wane, war is in absentia and there are no rising great powers on the horizon.

Ukraine protest

Unless the country embraces the ideal of cultural pluralism within one nation, crises like this one will continue to erupt.

Act of Killing

The brilliant Oscar-nominated film The Act of Killing depicts the horrifying mass murder in Indonesia in the 1960s—but the US was no mere observer. 

Obama and Cameron

Britain’s citizenship deprivation processes may help obscure the Obama administration’s willingness to kill and kidnap Britons.

President Obama

On issues ranging from transparency to torture, “thou shalt not” became “thou shalt.”

Israeli soldier and tank

The story of contemporary Israel as written by Max Blumenthal is not easy to read.

Kenneth Bae

Resolving this injustice could open doors for diplomacy between the US and North Korea. 

Humanitarian aid

There is nothing progressive about defending Russia’s role in Syria, no matter how one packages it. 

Venezuela

The protests this week have far more to do with returning economic and political elites to power than with their downfall.

Anti-government protesters

All parties involved share responsibility for the failure of negotiations and the escalation of violence in Ukraine. 

Blogs

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

Gates speaks to an audience at West Point.

March 1, 2011

Mikhail Gorbachev's 80th birthday is an opportunity to reconsider a complicated legacy of reform.

March 1, 2011

The Democratic National Committee, thanks to Barbara Lee, reminds Obama about his July deadline.

February 28, 2011

Cables on Saudi Arabia and royal spending, Anonymous takes down Koch Bros website, Kenya cables on mercenaries and politics, and op-eds on WikiLeaks, journalism and upcoming protests in support of Bradley Manning and WikiLeaks.

February 28, 2011

A Moroccan single mother has earned the sad distinction of being the first Arab woman to commit political self-immolation.

February 27, 2011