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Current discussions tend to trivialize acts that are not only immoral but illegal according to covenants the United States has signed.

It fails to bring the country to a safer and saner position on nuclear power.

The "war on terror" is causing an escalation of retaliatory thinking.

We can't allow fear to erode commitment to our constitutional liberties.

With the air and ground war in Afghanistan apparently bogged down, the Pentagon is trying to alter the balance of forces on the propaganda front.

Mismanagement and secrecy have stalled the war on terrorism—and at home its effects reverberate against civil rights.

If bin Laden is destroyed, his shadowy armies will grow, rather than wither away.

Egypt's political agenda is increasingly set by the viewpoints aired on Al Jazeera.

Politics govern the increasingly difficult war against the Taliban in Afghanistan.

In spite of unionist provocations, the IRA has stood down violence during the ongoing democratic process.

Blogs

If Rubio really wanted to position himself for 2016, he could seize on the implications of his question for a broader immigration reform bill: Adjustment for All!

January 28, 2015

Voting should have the power to begin the world over again.

January 28, 2015

Europe remains politically and economically divided.

January 28, 2015

The new Saudi king faces a legacy of unrelieved authoritarianism, corruption, and regional, class and sectarian discontents, the result of the tepid and incomplete reforms of his predecessor, the late King Abdullah. Only democratic and human rights reforms can hope to assure the kingdom's future.

January 27, 2015

Who are the surrender monkeys now?

January 23, 2015

Amid management intimidation, police violence and government disinterest, the movement is still pushing for better working conditions and fair compensation. 

January 23, 2015

Five years after the devastating earthquake, has Haiti fallen into de facto dictatorship?

January 22, 2015

Stephen Cohen on continued conflict in Ukraine. 

January 22, 2015

Poverty in France’s Muslim communities should elicit public dismay, and not just because it’s among the factors that may have motivated Charlie Hebdo’s attackers.

January 22, 2015

President Obama’s speech was a mixed bag for progressives on foreign policy.

January 21, 2015