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If Russia is not to dissolve like the Soviet Union or, worse yet, end in a cataclysm like Yugoslavia's, it must negotiate peacefully across a welter of emotional claims to self-determination.

In early May, as the snows melted along the Karakoram Range, Indian troops on routine border patrols discovered that three strategic salients--Dras, Kargil and Batalik--in the Indian states of Ja

Hossein, a young newspaper vendor, is a revolutionary.

A few years ago, one of Lebanon's giddier periodicals, suitably titled Prestige, published as its cover story an interview with a Lebanese celebrity.

It's always suspicious when Washingtonians start breaking into bad Latin. There may be a quid, you hear them say, and there seems to be a quo.

On May 20, leaving its southern neighbor in the dust, Canada took a breathtaking leap forward in lesbian and gay rights.

Between 1945 and 1947 the United States underwent perhaps the most breathtaking ideological transformation in its history.

Quick, name a recent Nobel Peace Prize laureate accused of colluding in a program of mass murder. No, not Henry Kissinger--that's old news.

The Russian contingent that declared its sovereignty over Pristina's airport is a stark sign of how deeply the Kosovo war has eroded the already deteriorating US-Russian relationship.

In the week preceding the European parliamentary elections, Tony Blair
and Gerhard Schröder produced a joint declaration, called "Europe,
the third way, die neue Mitte" (the new mid

Blogs

As war rages on in Afghanistan and Iraq as well, US Special Operations Forces and the CIA are engaged in covert wars waged in near total darkness and largely away from effective Congressional oversight or journalistic scrutiny.

December 9, 2010

No breakthroughs yet, but it's looking like the United States is finally ready to recognize Iran's right to enrich uranium.

December 7, 2010

The former vice presidential nominee may not be able to see Russia from her house. But she sees the WikiLeaks founder as enough of a threat to argue for hunting him down as a terrorist.

December 4, 2010

Alter-reviews and Reed on the Right's contradictory reaction to the WikiLeaks and the GOP's mantra of American exceptionalism.

December 3, 2010

 On MSNBC's Countdown, Greg Mitchell and Chris Hayes ask, has WikiLeaks' Julian Assange really endangered lives?

December 3, 2010

A think-tank task forces tells Iraq: let our troops stay indefinitely, or we'll take all our marbles and go home.

December 3, 2010

When Jeremy Scahill reported on a secret US war in Pakistan last year, the Pentagon called his article "conspiratorial." But now, says Scahill on Democracy Now!, the latest WikiLeaks diplomatic cables dump confirms his reporting.

December 3, 2010