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Slobodan Milosevic died without a definitive judgment of his
responsibility for war and crimes against humanity. Now others will
judge him, precisely what he wanted to avoid.

John Bolton's grandstanding vote today opposing the establishment of a UN Human Rights Council might please hard-core isolationists. But no one else.

The World Social Forum in Caracas provided living proof of
alternative political and social visions, but raised new questions
about government co-optation.

Many Bolivians have faith in Evo Morales, the former coca farmer who
became the first indigenous president in the country's history last
month. But will Morales be able to keep his promises to nationalize the
energy industry and protect indigenous culture and the livelihood of farmers?

Long-awaited reform efforts at the United Nations have
fallen far short of Kofi Annan's original vision. But despite John
Bolton's antagonism, there has been progress.

By insisting on its right to develop the full range of nuclear technology, Iran has become a Third World hero.

The job's too vital to be left unfilled. So Bush will stiff the Senate now--and name Bolton anyhow.

Eurolabor is asking what's in the new European Monetary Union for workers.

The conservatives who applauded the President's courage in making a recess appointment are normally strict constructionists, and although Bush is not the first President to abuse the prerogative, it is clear that recess appointments were meant to be be used in cases of unexpected emergencies, not to bypass the confirmation process. Ian Williams reports.

Exiled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide attributes his falling-out with Washington to a disagreement over privatization.

Blogs

It's time to end the vitriol over Iran. But in a presidential year, that’s not likely.

August 18, 2011

Syria is not Libya, say the French, and the US can’t (and shouldn’t) do anything militarily.

August 2, 2011

Christian Parenti joins the BBC to explain the debate at the UN over the relationship between political violence and global climate change.

July 22, 2011

“There is simply no rationale for continuing American involvement with no end in sight, rising deaths for civilians and our brave soldiers, declining public sentiment, and serious economic pain at home," Kucinich said, as 93 House members voted to bring troops home from Afghanistan.

March 18, 2011

Post op-ed scribbler suggests that since NATO has done so well in Afghanistan, even Russia might join NATO to fight China.

November 23, 2010

Still hawkish, IAEA's Heinonen says Iran's centrifuges aren't working well and that Tehran will face enormous difficulty if it decides to refine its uranium to weapons-grade quality from the current, low-level fuel quality.

November 1, 2010

Only two years left before Palestinians may give up on the idea. What's left? A single, binational state.

October 15, 2010

Jeremy Scahill says secret documents reveal Blackwater's relationships with multinational corporations like Monsanto and Chevron, as well as to foreign governments.

September 20, 2010

The new UN sanctions on Iran mark the fourth time that the United States has tried this approach—President Bush tried it thrice. It didn't work then, and it won't work now.

June 9, 2010