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Israeli tank

Progress can’t be made toward a just settlement between Israel and Palestine until Washington quits arming one side to the teeth. 

NSA headquarters

It's increasingly clear that the online world is, for both government surveillance types and corporate sellers, a new Wild West where anything goes.

Obama and Singh

On human rights, nuclear energy, climate change and more, the US and India are set to clash. 

Advertisement for “Thames Town” development, Songjiang New City, Shanghai, China

The urbanization of China and infusion of Western forms amounts to a second Cultural Revolution.

NSA headquarters

A document leaked by Edward Snowden, along with interviews with lawyers representing terrorism suspects, reveal a disturbing loophole in this once-sacred legal principle. 

Bill de Blasio

The powerful right-wing lobby doesn’t represent most American Jews, and it’s no longer the only game in town.

Flags

The Obama administration's strategic rebalance is really just a retreat. 

Angry Birds

By monitoring apps such as Twitter and Angry Birds, British and US spy agencies can determine users’ age, location, marital status and more.

Egyptian flag

The country is awash in conformist state worship, fueled by the shrill narrative of a war on terror. 

Blogs

Blackwater's infamous founder is building a mercenary army in the United Arab Emirates.

May 16, 2011

And other important observations from a German resident of Kandahar.

May 16, 2011

National Security Adviser Tom Donilon cracks a joke at Obama’s Middle East adviser on the staff of the National Security Council, relatively hawkish, pro-Israel Dennis Ross.

May 13, 2011

Mitchell gives up. Has Obama given up, too?

May 13, 2011

In this "Soundoff" segment on MSNBC, Melissa Harris-Perry says the Republicans may want to cozy up to Obama to regain some of their lost popularity.

May 12, 2011

Arizona senator provides definitive refutation against Mukasey, Cheney, Rep. King.

May 12, 2011

If select politicians are going to see the bin Laden death photos, shouldn't others be able to see them too?

May 11, 2011

They've added a provision to the defense spending bill outlining a permanent "Authorization for Use of Military Force."

May 11, 2011

Arab youth activists respond to the death of Osama bin Laden, addressing how he impacted their lives over the years and what sort of questions his death raises for the region.

May 11, 2011

Will the death of Osama bin Laden bring change in US policy? Last week on this show, one by one, our guests said no. Hopes are one thing; likely reality is something else.

May 10, 2011