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As our own yellow press goes from strength to strength, what can the history of slander and libel teach us?

The Latin American utopia has disappeared, says novelist and crackero Jorge Volpi, and he displays little nostalgia for it.

It's time for Obama to confront Netanyahu's intransigence directly.

 Is the world's future resource map tilting East?

Russians will not be safe until there is a political and economic solution to the decades-long war and occupation of Chechnya and the surrounding regions.

Germany has problems--but on healthcare and gun control, it's way ahead of the States.

The US military's plans would devastate Guam's environment. Its citizens are fighting back.

As the UC Berkeley Student Senate votes to divest from two companies that profit from Israel's occupation of Palestine, the noted philosopher reminds us of what's at stake.

The top democratic parties have decided to disband rather than participate in this year's rigged elections.

Poland's president and dozens of its political leaders died Saturday in a plane crash en route to a commemoration of the World War II massacre of Polish soldiers in Katyn, Russia.

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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

Sort of like what President Bush and Condi Rice did in January 2009

July 10, 2014

Tragedies compound, as Israel bombs Gaza again.

July 7, 2014