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In assuming his position at the United Nations, ambassador Richard Holbrooke brings his personal access to power, a sharp intelligence and a capacity, unusual in government, to translate ideas in

In the summer of 1941, Adolf Hitler's apparently invincible Wehrmacht was grinding hundreds of miles into the Soviet Union, spreading mayhem all the way.

Americans aren't much for history these days. History is for Europeans--for Germans, with their thickets of theory, and the French, who are forever going on about their revolution.

Listen to a debate among drug policy advocates and you're likely to hear impassioned claims about the brilliant success (or dismal failure) of more "liberal" approaches in certain European countr

President Boris Yeltsin's firing of his fifth Prime Minister in seventeen months and Russia's renewed war in the Caucasus are stark signs of his regime's instability, desperation and "agony," the

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On September 28, 1973, seventeen days after the bloody coup that brought Gen.

"Austria had many geniuses, and that was probably its undoing."
    --Robert Musil

Northern Ireland's peace process faces its gravest crisis since George Mitchell negotiated the Good Friday accord--graver even than after last summer's bombing in Omagh by a small band of breaka

NATO's nightly airstrikes against Yugoslavia have ceased, but the periodic Anglo-American bombing of Iraq continues.

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The rhetoric was lovely, but the president’s speech on Libya was a bumbling affair in which he kept referencing the fact that he took the country to war without properly consulting Congress.

March 28, 2011

Obama should tell Americans: "I have come before you tonight to admit that I have erred in intervening in Libya."

March 28, 2011

How a Hollywood star offered herself in a hostage trade.

March 25, 2011

This week, we commenorate the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire with an essay by Joshua Freeman, AFL-CIO's Tula Connell and a must see slideshow. I weigh in on the GOP's despicable politics with MSNBC's Ed Shultz. And a court victory against the Bush Administration's warrantless wiretapping program...

March 25, 2011

After tracing the days of his youth in Oklahoma, and kicking around at low-paying jobs after high school, we pick up the story after he has decided to join the military.

March 25, 2011

The uprisings in the Arab world are too complex to be reduced to a one-size-fits-all doctrine.

March 24, 2011

Lennon’s song turns out to be not so utopian.

March 24, 2011

Most of us still know very little about Manning, his legal case and his incarceration—and how it reached this point.

March 24, 2011

It's time to resolve the disconnect between public opinion and government policy towards Afghanistan.

March 23, 2011

When it comes to President Obama's war of whim in Libya, Democrats and Republicans, liberals and libertarians are saying: The Constitution must be respected.

March 23, 2011