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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.

Soldiers in North Korea

Pyongyang's bellicose posturing conforms to an old pattern, but the dangers may be greater now because tensions are rising throughout the region.

Obama in Israel

We continue to obsess about Iran's fantasy weapons, but pay remarkably little attention to the existing nuclear weapons in the region—Israel's.

Paul Krugman

Everyone's favorite Nobel-winning Keynesian is no longer gravely deluded on the global economy. How much can we trust him now? 

The growing threats of nuclear war and environmental catastrophe make it hard to bet on the survival of our species.

Gitmo

Before the Iraq War, there was Guantánamo, the AUMF, My Lai and more. What you don’t know can hurt you.

Iraq funeral

Conditions in Iraq, not surprisingly, bear little resemblance to the fantasyland touted by America’s recent presidents.

Iraq violence

Our political system has turned thoroughly masculine, paranoid, quarrelsome, secretive, greedy, aggressive and violent—not unlike a wife beater.

Operation Shock and Awe

On the tenth anniversary of the US invasion, the country is mired in a permanent crisis of sectarian violence, pervasive corruption and broken infrastructure.

Blogs

If Washington and Tehran cooperate, they may find themselves on the same side in key regional conflicts.

January 6, 2014

The accord is moving forward, but the Menendez-Kirk bill could wreck everything.

January 3, 2014

The New York Times demolishes conspiracy theories with plain, old-fashioned good reporting.

January 2, 2014

How does Obama justify killing innocents this time?

December 18, 2013

And the White House is not happy.

December 12, 2013

Military buildup in the Persian Gulf, arms sales could undermine US-Iran negotiations.

December 9, 2013

Two recent speeches by the Florida Republican suggest a steep learning curve.

December 4, 2013

How a propaganda goof by Richard Nixon’s administration midwifed an urban legend that scarred American foreign policy and domestic politics for a generation.

December 3, 2013

The last thing Obama needs to do in his “pivot” to Asia is try to “contain” China.

November 27, 2013