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Ukraine protest

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

Obama and Cameron

Britain’s citizenship deprivation processes may help obscure the Obama administration’s willingness to kill and kidnap Britons.

President Obama

On issues ranging from transparency to torture, “thou shalt not” became “thou shalt.”

Kenneth Bae

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

Anti-government protesters

All parties involved share responsibility for the failure of negotiations and the escalation of violence in Ukraine. 

Lakhdar Brahimi

Thanks to the deft negotiations of this veteran UN troubleshooter, tensions have eased in the Geneva peace talks. 

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.

Guantánamo Bay

Prominent lawyers from Obama's home state of Illinois urge the president to shutter the infamous, illegal prison. 

Dick Cheney

It was Dick Cheney, more than any other official, who set the terms for the post-9/11 world we all share.

Israeli tank

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

Blogs

We just witnessed one of the most absurd, embarrassing hearings in recent Washington memory.

January 31, 2013

The former Republican senator has an independent streak that unsettles Republicans, and even some Democrats. 

January 31, 2013

As Iran readies for presidential elections and US defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel hardens his line on the country, no agreement is forthcoming on where to meet for nuclear program negotiations—but the two countries should decide already.

January 28, 2013

In an op-ed, a soldier asks if he was wrong in accidentally killing Afghan civilians—but do Americans really care?

January 25, 2013

It’s a real problem, but it’s Africa’s problem, not Washington’s.

January 24, 2013

The probing parts of the talk show host’s interview were cut before broadcast.

January 23, 2013

The tough guy might yet rein in drones. And steer the CIA away from covert ops to intelligence collection.

January 22, 2013

The president continues to expand drone strikes and special operations, even as he decries the country’s war footing.

January 22, 2013

In the Algerian “rescue,” blundering, botched unilateralism. In 1975, America showed them the way.

January 20, 2013

NGOs and foreign governments are preventing Haitians from repairing their broken country.

January 14, 2013