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"This trial," said the plaintiff, David Irving, "is not really about what happened in the Holocaust." Opposing counsel agreed: "The essence of the case is Mr.

Yes, any Cuban kid would thrive right here.
At Disney World he'd surely have a ball.
And over there he lacks what we revere.
So maybe we should simply snatch them all.

The financial crisis that collapsed Asian economies in mid-1997 and then bounced around the world was a distant sideshow to most Americans until it reached Wall Street.

Pakistan today is a complete mess, a sad example of what can happen when a once-favored "frontline state" is reduced to the status of a cold war orphan.

Russia's third presidential election, on March 26, should have been historic--the first democratic transfer of Kremlin power via the ballot box.

Clouds of blackbirds still do go wheeling and shrieking above Kosovo Polje, the bleak and windy site of the great Turkish victory over Serbia (and Albania) in 1389.

During my recent visit to Kosovo two strong impressions emerged. The first is that the curse of Serbian oppression has been definitively lifted from the majority-Albanian population.

Leon Aron, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, has over the past few years become known as an authority on Boris Yeltsin, a man he patently likes and has vigorously defended

The headline in the Sunday Times of London was spectacular: Lennon Funded Terrorists and Trotskyists. It was also erroneous.

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Egypt's president isn't going to go quietly.

February 2, 2011

Cables on State Dept security environment questionnaires sent to embassies in Tunisia and Egypt, FBI hunt for Anonymous members escalates, and Assange talks about daily civilian casualties being "the car crashes of war." 

February 2, 2011

Former director of CIA's Counter-Terrorism Center complains that: "The failure of the US to uphold its stated commitment to democratic values therefore goes beyond a simple surface hypocrisy... to suggest a fundamental lack of belief in democracy as a means of promoting enlightened, long-term US interests in peace and stability."

February 1, 2011

As we speak, Egypt is struggling with near-total Internet and communications shut-off, and not just Egyptians are grappling with the implications. Can the flow of social media information to an entire country simply be cut? Apparently, yes. And that's not just an Egyptian concern.

February 1, 2011

A new documentary gives neocons a platform to scare viewers about Iran’s supposed plot to destroy Israel, the United States and the rest of the civilized world.

February 1, 2011

Democracy Now!'s Sharif Kouddous reports on today's massive protest in Cairo.

February 1, 2011

So what sparked the rift with Assange?

February 1, 2011

Condoleezza Rice thought that Chile, or perhaps Argentina, could be a solution to Israel's right-of-return problem.

February 1, 2011

The latest on Egypt and WikiLeaks, Stuxnet, Bradley Manning, and hundreds of Libyan Cables released.

February 1, 2011

Now will Obama actively encourage cable networks to end Bush administration–inspired censorship of the network?

January 31, 2011