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The problem in Zimbabwe is not the president, it is the unequal distribution of land. 

Family members of Egyptians killed during the revolution are protesting as a crucial trial keeps gettting postponed by a judge with ties to Mubarak.

Debtocracy strikes an ironic chord of dissonance between Greece's glorious past and perilous present.

Recently-released WikiLeaks cables reveal that Haiti's self-appointed guardians—the US, EU and UN—supported an election in the country despite obvious evidence that it was severely flawed. 

The Nation's Dan Coughlin and Haïti Liberté's Kim Ives continue their exposé on the WikiLeaks Haiti cables.

Police in Haiti

A secret US Embassy cable describes how Haiti's business elite armed and deployed police units in pro-Aristide strongholds like Bel Air and Cite Soleil after the 2004 coup.

Despite a veneer of red cross assistance and earthquake relief volunteers, it seems that a new cold war is developing in Haiti, this time between the north and south of the western hemisphere.

UN soldiers in Haiti

Despite reports from its own embassy that the post-quake situation in Haiti was “calm,” the United States launched a massive military operation that sparked an international backlash.

Levi Strauss objects to our story on Haiti's minimum wage increase. We stand by our original reporting and set the record straight on what we did and did not say.

Amid economic stagnation, polls show increasing skepticism about the competence of German elites. Can a resurgent Green Party bring political renewal?

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She tells CNN that she might favor “no enrichment for Iran” nuclear program.

July 28, 2014

Only Putin knows. But he also knows he doesn’t have to fear a US or NATO military response.

July 25, 2014

The American media and government are up in arms over the downing of MH17, but they don’t take into account the violence that led up to the tragedy, or the power diplomacy could have to end it. 

July 24, 2014

In southeast Ukraine and in Russia, conspiracy theories abound.

July 24, 2014

People associated with groups taking a hard line on Iran sanctions accounted for twenty-two of the thirty-six testimonies solicited by House and Senate committees.

July 24, 2014

Migrant workers subject to the kafala system have little recourse against exploitation and abuse.

July 23, 2014

Billionaires Bernard Marcus, Paul Singer and Sheldon Adelson are making big investments in opposing diplomacy with Iran.

July 18, 2014

It’s pretty obvious that the pro-Russian rebels did it, though it’s not certain yet. Yet Putin refuses to look in the mirror.

July 18, 2014

For too long, Hamas has served as Israel’s useful bogeyman.

July 15, 2014

The Saudis, who back the Sunni side in the region’s Sunni-Shiite proxy war, have no use for ISIS.

July 14, 2014