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ANC

Despite major dissatisfaction amongst voters and opposition from fledgling alternative parties, the ruling African National Congress won by a landslide.

Alan Gross

The case of Alan Gross reflects Obama’s failure to “write a new chapter in US-Cuba policy.”

Driven by the idée fixe that the world was rigidly divided into terrorist and non-terrorist camps, Washington allied with Afghan warlords and strongmen.

Mobile phone user in Cuba

Such covert operations are not sanitized by running them through USAID and wrapping them in the rhetoric of “democracy promotion.”

Robert Menendez

With Senator Foreign Relations chairman and Cuba hawk Robert Menendez mired in scandal, the embargo could finally be lifted.

US Army

If you want to know what US forces are doing in Africa, it helps to be connected to a large engineering or construction firm looking for business.

Luis García Britto

Roberto Lovato interviews intellectual heavyweight Luis García Britto about the role of the media in the current conflict in Venezuela. 

Putin and Obama

In the name of ‘democracy,’ the West has unrelentingly moved its military, political and economic power ever closer to post-Soviet Russia.

Blogs

So far it's about freedom, but the region's vast wealth—its oil and state-owned enterprises—is at stake.

February 22, 2011

London is peddling weapons to Egypt's military. Already.

February 21, 2011

"The power of tweeting Kuwaitis should not be undestimated.'

February 21, 2011

Decades of anti-US feelings, along with growing Islamism, will drastically change the region's tenor.

February 21, 2011

Hundreds are dead as rebels seize several Libyan cities and besiege capital.

February 21, 2011

A new generation of Moroccans wants dignity—and that is only possible in a true democracy.

February 20, 2011

Protests in Cairo and Wisconsin—and Stéphane Hessel's French bestseller Indignez-vous!—should serve as reminder of the power of outraged, united citizens to enact important change.

February 17, 2011

Morocco, long considered one of the most stable Arab countries, is not immune to the unrest sweeping the region.

February 17, 2011

It was the strength of the Egyptian people who brought down Mubarak and Obama made it clear that it was Egypt, not the US, which would decide Egypt's future. 

February 14, 2011

The Saudis are nervous. And they should be. They're a wealthy gated community next to a teeming slum. And the slum dwellers are angry.

February 13, 2011