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Russian soldier

The international community should be pushing for compromise to prevent this fragile and bitterly divided country from breaking apart.

Caracas protest

An imperial era is on the wane, war is in absentia and there are no rising great powers on the horizon.

Ukraine protest

Unless the country embraces the ideal of cultural pluralism within one nation, crises like this one will continue to erupt.

Kenneth Bae

Resolving this injustice could open doors for diplomacy between the US and North Korea. 

Amr Hamzawy

Amr Hamzawy was one of the few liberals who condemned both the Morsi government’s misrule and the military coup. Now he’s increasingly isolated.

Bill de Blasio

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

SPD leader Sigmar Gabriel

Can they survive another grand coalition with Angela Merkel’s CDU—and is it too late to rejuvenate the party that once subordinated capitalism to the public good?

East Jerusalem

Decades of Jewish settlement and Arab dispossession have radically changed the demographic makeup of this Palestinian capital.

Graffiti in Asunción (Natalia Viana)

President Fernando Lugo's ouster was called a coup in South America. But the US didn't blink.

US-Cuban Diplomacy

Fifty years later, James Donovan's "metadiplomacy" shows that normal relations are possible.

Blogs

A deal is in reach, if the Obama administration has the guts to pull it off.

October 16, 2013

The White House has no leverage when it comes to reshaping Egypt after the July coup d’état.

October 10, 2013

Obama’s no-show at APEC underlines America’s decline in influence in East Asia.

October 9, 2013

Netanyahu's extreme rhetoric isolates the Jewish state.

October 2, 2013

It doesn’t justify a unilateral US attack, but the Syrian government did indeed use poison gas.

October 1, 2013

The new Iranian president, who won big in June’s election, has a mandate to proceed with a deal.

September 29, 2013

Vast carnage in Iraq as Syrian spillover threatens to reignite Iraq’s own civil war.

September 26, 2013

A call for regional disarmament in the Middle East would bring scrutiny to Israel’s alleged nuclear weapons supply.

September 26, 2013

There are plenty of reasons to intervene, including oil, and we’ll do so, says Obama.

September 24, 2013

The Syria Dilemma, edited by Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel, offers a range of perspectives on the Syrian dilemma from within Syria and beyond. 

September 17, 2013