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Somewhere amid the dancing sea turtles and bustling WTO bureaucrats, the angry anarchists and the Al Gore entourage, the striking steelworkers and the billionaires in town to sip cocktails with B

The World Trade Organization imposes obligations on state and local governments that limit their ability to protect consumers, establish environmental standards and undertake economic stimulus in

If you combined the political roles of Republican front-runner George W.

Ten years ago, as Hungary was roiling with democratic protests, the country had two television channels, both controlled by the state.

Armed militias had forced most journalists to flee from East Timor by September 7, the day then-President B.J. Habibie and General Wiranto of Indonesia declared martial law for the region.

In May 1989 a small group of radio and newspaper journalists and media activists from Belgrade took over a small room in Central Belgrade that the Central Committee of the Yugoslav Communist Part

For two decades the International Monetary Fund and its major client, the US Treasury, have made privatization, austere social budgets and market deregulation conditions of loans to the world's p

The Senate Republicans' shameful rejection of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty was the work of a core of hard-line conservatives led by Senator Jesse Helms.

When the Republican majority in the Senate voted down the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty on October 13, President Clinton called their act "partisanship at its worst." The Washington Post a

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Blogs

The impact of climate change on developing countries has so far been devestating, and stands to get only worse.

June 30, 2011

Climate change is not just "bad weather." In fact, it fuels ethnic strife, religious violence and resource wars.

June 30, 2011

 Talks are underway, but it's important to make sure Pakistan is on board.

June 29, 2011

With the passage of savage austerity measures, Greece qualifies for a 110 billion euro loan staving off imminent bankruptcy. But the long-term prognosis is far from positive.

June 29, 2011

In broad strokes Tim Pawlenty’s foreign policy speaks to the American religious right. But up close—like at a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations—he’s a hawkish version of Obama.

June 28, 2011

War didn't work in Libya, and too-gentle persuasion failed in Bahrain. Why would talking tough work in Syria?

June 28, 2011

Since the self-immolation carried out by a Tunisian fruit vendor which had far-reaching consequences across the region, the world has watched the political and social transformation across the Muslim world.

June 27, 2011

Before becoming the top-ranking US officer to die in Iraq when he killed himself in 2005, Col. Westhusing complained to Gen. David Petraeus about corruption and indiscriminate killings. 

June 27, 2011

Still, some argue that the United States must maintain—or even increase—Pentagon spending.

June 27, 2011

Cynicism abounds as House refuses to authorize the Libya mission but also refuses to defund it. This is John Boehner’s managed chaos; it serves Obama and the military-industrial complex but fails the Constitution.

June 24, 2011