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Free Syrian Army soldiers

Before there was a civil war and before Syria became the world’s chessboard, there was a peaceful uprising for freedom and dignity.

Refugee voucher program

The views of refugees in Jordan are shaped by their individual experiences of war and their collective expatriation from home. 

Zaatari refugee camp

For Syrian refugees in Jordan’s Zaatari camp, arguments about international law ring hollow.

Obama briefs congressional delegation on Syria

Why saying no to Syria matters (and it's not about Syria).

President Barack Obama

Kerry's rhetorical point may give Obama an option besides ill-advised airstrikes. 

Shelling in Syria

There are both practical and humanitarian reasons to oppose US airstrikes in response to the horrific chemical weapons attack.

Albert Camus photographed by Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris, circa 1945

Algerian Chronicles shows that Camus still has something to say to us—not about terrorism but economic justice.

Migrants in Russia

A recent campaign against illegal migrants in Russia reveals the corruption at the heart of the issue.

President Harry Truman and Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh

Sixty years ago this week, the CIA successfully staged a coup to overthrow Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh.

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And The New York Times reports that terror and panic grip broad populations in targeted areas.

October 22, 2013

Saudi Arabia breaks with the United States over Syria policy.

October 22, 2013

An Obama diplomatic offensive on Afghanistan is long overdue.

October 21, 2013

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

October 16, 2013

Does the Obama administration have the savvy it needs?

October 14, 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

The United States and Afghanistan may face the “zero option”: no American forces after 2014.

October 8, 2013

Neoconservatives, Netanyahu are facing a nightmare scenario.

October 4, 2013

Netanyahu's extreme rhetoric isolates the Jewish state.

October 2, 2013