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Bellicose posturing could lead to disaster. The only way out is through diplomacy.

Venezuela protest

The same mentality that promotes secret schemes aimed at regime change abroad will be applied at home.

NSA headquarters

Everything you always wanted to know about CIA practices, proper cyberwar behavior and invasion etiquette. 

Occupy LA

Over the decades, this catchall term has lost all bite and meaning.

Pro-Russia protesters

Can the referendum results be interpreted in a way that allows politicians in both Kiev and Crimea to save face? 

Libya airstrike

Almost every move Washington has made in the region has helped spread conflict and chaos, while contributing to African destabilization.

Pro-Russia protesters

Russian nationalism would not have become as influential without the Ukrainian revolution and the Western support for it. 

Russian soldier

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

Petromachismo

Rising oil and gas production close to home is enabling a more aggressive stance toward rivals abroad.

Student protesters

A left-leaning student movement could provide an alternative to the right-wing dominance of Ukraine’s street protests and parliamentary politics.

Blogs

A well-funded new conservative website, the Washington Free Beacon, helps its lobbyist sponsor press for Taiwanese arms deals—with no disclosure.

July 26, 2012

Lewis Carroll, and Bob Dylan, would be amused.

July 26, 2012

Don't expect anything to change at the Department of Defense in 2012.

July 24, 2012

The kleptocratic kingdom has long backed the Brothers.

July 13, 2012

Violence is rising, but the United States knows little or nothing about what’s really happening.

July 9, 2012

White House tells defense contractors not to worry themselves about spending cuts.

July 2, 2012

Often below the radar, some activists are organizing against the Obama administration’s drone policy.

June 27, 2012

Obama needs to put an end to NATO’s warmongering on Syria, or this will get a lot uglier, fast.

June 27, 2012

It’s a high-stakes poker game over the future of Bashar Assad.

June 19, 2012