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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.

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.

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.

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. 

Blogs

Only Congress can lift the embargo, and prominent Senators have threatened to block any ambassador to Cuba.

December 17, 2014

The two countries have resumed a dialogue after fifty years.

December 17, 2014

The history of US-Cuban relations in the last fifty-five years is the history of the loss of American prestige.

December 17, 2014

Revisting Empire's Workshop.

December 11, 2014

Ferguson has put America’s racial apartheid on the global stage.

December 9, 2014

Poverty doesn’t cause terrorism, but poor countries face special problems in dealing with it.

December 8, 2014

The people who deny that we’re in a new Cold War are the people who got us into it in the first place.

December 5, 2014

Even the Senate’s favorite nuke experts aren’t on board with derailing Iran talks, but that won’t deter the incoming Republican Congress.

December 4, 2014

When it comes to Ukraine, it’s time for the hawks to stand down.

November 25, 2014

The United States is rapidly shifting toward a more aggressive foreign policy with limited public debate.

November 24, 2014