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Turkey protest

Last summer's protest movement has faded, but now, after eleven years in power, Prime Minister Erdogan faces unprecedented corruption allegations.

By the time of his death at age 95, South Africans were well prepared to keep his dream alive—that too is part of Nelson Mandela’s great legacy.

Nelson Mandela, addresses a capacity crowd April 1, at a rally in Port Elizabeth

The people celebrate the man and the revolutionary, while venting frustration with the path his party has taken.

Xiomara Castro

As Xiomara Castro contests her defeat, campesinos, students and the LIBRE faithful continue to organize.

Robert Mugabe and Nelson Mandela

The road not taken by South Africa’s neighbor makes Nelson Mandela’s gift all the more remarkable.

Nelson Mandela

By the time of his death at age 95, South Africans were well prepared to keep his dream alive—that too is part of Nelson Mandela’s great legacy.

Chilean presidential candidates

The presidential runoff between Michelle Bachelet and Evelyn Matthei presents an opportunity to overcome Pinochet's twisted legacy.

The Grey Lady’s recent editorial on Ukraine and Vladimir Putin was one-dimensional and ideological.

But legislative changes are making it still more difficult for opposition candidates to win.

Blogs

Almost all the candidates in the Greek election—on the same day as the French—see support for austerity as political suicide.

May 4, 2012

Jeff Sachs, who promises he’d lead the World Bank to a new era, proposes more of the same—plus population control. That’s taking us to a new era of Malthus.

March 16, 2012

Have US counterterrorism operations in Yemen actually strengthened the threats they were designed to eliminate?

February 16, 2012

Hopefully, talks in Saudi Arabia and Qatar will converge, soon.

January 31, 2012

In the new bio-pic, Margaret Thatcher's iron isn’t just rusty, it’s melted down into something soft and personal. The Iron Lady gives us Thatcher, the ABBA Version. It’s the last thing we need. 

January 4, 2012

On Afghanistan withdrawal, Congress may be catching up with the American people—though not fast enough.

December 5, 2011

Twenty years after the end of the Soviet Union, reflections on glasnost's fate.

November 14, 2011

Why does the mainstream media assume that a Putin presidency would have a detrimental effect on both the Russian people and American diplomacy?

October 18, 2011

When it comes to a financial transactions tax, European conservatives and American nurses are way ahead of President Obama.

October 5, 2011

President Ahmadinejad tells NBC that he’ll pardon the hikers, freeing them in two days. I’m cautiously optimistic.

 

September 13, 2011