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When the Pulitzer prizes were announced in April, surprisingly none of the hundreds of journalists covering the war in the Balkans last year were among the winners.

The politics of trade will always contrive to decide the most fateful questions in private while leaving public debate to chew over narrow, derivative issues.

Forty-six years after Lolita Lebrón and fellow Puerto Rican nationalists shot up the House of Representatives, wounding five members in a desperate act of defiance, Lebrón, along wi

The atrocities of the Afghan Taliban toward women have been widely reported in the Western press: women banned from work; forbidden to leave their homes unless shrouded in the burkha, a voluminou

The British government, increasingly desperate to silence a former MI5 intelligence officer who has been campaigning to expose government misconduct, has sued him and a London newspaper under the

A tangled web of disingenuous calculation marked developments there, and the public was the more deceived.

It will be a long time before we forget the picture flashed around the world of Elián González being rescued at gunpoint.

Perhaps one of the most fatuous theories ever promulgated was Francis Fukuyama's "End of History," put forth just as, in most parts of the world, history resumed its sanguinary progress as soon a

A quarter-century after the end of the Vietnam War, and eleven years after the collapse of the Berlin wall, it has become commonplace to say that we Americans have no consensus on foreign policy.

The turn of the millennium provided yet another occasion to celebrate a triumphant American Century.

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On Tuesday night, Obama glossed over his failures in foreign policy.

January 26, 2011

VISA is told WikiLeaks not breaking the law, Anonymous asks for help attacking Egypt websites, and Julian Assange's attorney gets an award

January 26, 2011

 Bradley Manning cannot be connected to Assange, says U.S. military, New York Times considers options for making it easier for would-be leakers to provide large files to paper, like Al Jazeera's Transparency Unit, and WikiLeaks servers could heat a church? 

January 25, 2011

The revelation of thousands of pages of confidential Palestinian diplomatic records has shocked the world—all of it except the US, that is.

January 24, 2011

Despite huffing and puffing, there's still reason for optimism that the talks with Iran over its nuclear program can succeed.

January 24, 2011

 OpenLeaks explains problems with WikiLeaks, Al Jazeera's "Palestine Papers" not from WikiLeaks but seem to be inspired by WikiLeaks and more on Bradley Manning's imprisonment.

January 24, 2011

The former British Prime Minister appeared again before the Chilcot Inquiry; this time, he seemed determined to make amends.

January 21, 2011

The remedy to the Arab world broken by "poverty, unemployment and general recession" is twenty more revolutions.

January 21, 2011

A flawed parliamentary election in September has inflamed politics and pushed the country closer to civil war, on top of the insurgency already underway.

January 21, 2011

A Julian Assange biopic on the way (possibly) updates on Bradley Manning and more on cables leaked.

January 21, 2011