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President of Taiwan Ma Ying-jeou

The right-wing think tank received big money from Taiwan’s government at the same time that it was churning out policy papers and articles urging US military aid to Taipei.

Nelson Mandela

Although most black South Africans revere Mandela and his party for defeating apartheid, many are realizing that fighting inequality and achieving full citizenship will mean taking on the ANC.

Chinese and American flags

How Washington’s and Beijing’s visions for the future may turn into a nightmare.

Supporters of Hassan Rouhani

In a clear challenge to hardliners, President-elect Hassan Rouhani vowed, ‘I have come to destroy extremism.’

Guatemala's ex-dictator Efrain Rios Montt

The reputations of Reagan-era officials who enabled the Guatemalan genocide have not been tarnished.

Nelson Mandela

South Africans of all races have reason to celebrate the life of the country’s first post-apartheid president.

Congolese soldier

The US military's involvement in the unraveling of a continent.

Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey

Western media are characterizing the demonstrations as a clash between Islamism and secularism—but it’s government abuse of power that Turks are protesting.

Hezbollah supporters in Syria

The Lebanese militia is now deeply embroiled in the Syrian civil war, which has become part of a regional struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran. 

The historic genocide trial of Efraín Ríos Montt was a huge step. But his conviction has been overturned—and many others have blood on their hands, including current president Otto Pérez Molina.

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A flawed parliamentary election in September has inflamed politics and pushed the country closer to civil war, on top of the insurgency already underway.

January 21, 2011

The president makes some progress, but not enough, on ending the anachronism called the US embargo against Cuba.

January 19, 2011

It's refreshing to see people toppling a corrupt regime, but there's a long way to go.

January 17, 2011

On the anniversary of the Haiti earthquake—it's hard not to think about how we turn up, or not, for the ones we love.

January 11, 2011

Blocking Iran from acquiring nuclear equipment is one thing. Trying to shut down Iran's economy is "regime change."

January 11, 2011

Chinese tell Pentagon chief that US arms sales to Taiwan are a threat to China's "core interests."

January 10, 2011

Imagine! A great world power wants to expand its military reach.

January 6, 2011

 Quote of the day from a group of 500 Pakistani "religious scholars."

January 6, 2011

Hardliners in Iran are fearful that arresting the movement's leaders could spark a new explosion.

January 3, 2011

The editors want more weapons and military "steadfastedness" against Beijing.

January 2, 2011