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Former top UN diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi lays out how decades of naïveté about Arab societies, poor planning and post-conflict miscalculations have fostered a deep mistrust and lack of confidence in the United States.
How the destruction of architectural treasures became a weapon in Syria’s ongoing civil war.
After more than two decades of empty declarations of victory in Iraq, “success,” however defined, is impossible.
Hear from some of the activists who made up the massive crowd at the largest environmental justice demonstration in history.
The bracing campaign for independence gave Scots a vision of a real political alternative.
Despite the pretentions of our governing and pundit classes, America has neither the right nor the resources to act as a kind of tutor to burgeoning democracies.
Because our leaders didn’t listen, or listened too late, the end came in Vietnam as a total catastrophe. It’s not too late to avoid a repeat in Syria.
The crisis in Iraq and Syria demands a political solution. Here are the key diplomatic steps needed to get there.
Talking heads like former General Jack Keane are all over the news media fanning fears of IS. Shouldn’t the public know about their links to Pentagon contractors?
Why India’s boom years have been a bust.
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