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Paul Kagame has been praised for leading Rwanda’s recovery after the 1994 genocide. But his image has become increasingly tarnished, with reports of political repression now joined by a UN human rights report accusing his own government of carrying out mass slaughter in neighboring Congo.

In April, President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed the New START Treaty, the biggest nuclear arms pact in a generation. But the treaty faces significant Republican opposition as it enters the Senate for a final vote. How would a blocked treaty affect our arms policy and our relationship with Russia?

No candidate for Labour Party leader has offered a challenge to the dominant view of Britain as a society living beyond its means, with the market setting the terms for what's possible.

Corruption scandals, a threatened gag order on journalists and investigators, and persistent allegations of Mafia ties—not to mention the long recession—have weakened Italy’s prime minister.

Faced with the effects of a crisis created by the world's wealthiest, the heads of state gathered at the G20 decided to stick the poorest people in their countries with the bill.

Nick Clegg has taken the Liberal Democrats into government with the Tories, serving as deputy prime minister to David Cameron, a politician he has called "the con man of British politics." Where did it all go wrong?

An eight-month investigation into the assassination of Benazir Bhutto has brought the world no closer to knowing what forces were to blame for her death.

Nation Editor Katrina vanden Heuvel discusses the political aftermath of the Moscow suicide bombings.

How the earthquake aid regime sidelines those it intends to help.

Watching the flow of aid into Haiti, one can't ignore the ongoing alliance of the Haitian elite and foreign investors to keep Haiti good for their interests. What do average Haitians really need?

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The ayatollahs have their endgame, too.

August 1, 2012

Russia warns US against backing rebels.

July 18, 2012

UN, NPR slam demolitions of Palestinian homes. Those, Israel says, are illegal.

July 11, 2012

Obama needs to put an end to NATO’s warmongering on Syria, or this will get a lot uglier, fast.

June 27, 2012

A vote for the lesser evil.

June 4, 2012

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Iran’s long wait for nuclear weapons.

May 30, 2012

If nothing changes, the financial crisis in Greece could bring down the Eurozone and damage the US economy.

May 21, 2012

President Karzai demands investigation, and NATO apologizes—again.

May 15, 2012

The unneeded crisis that almost derailed US-China relations.

May 9, 2012

What does the Chen Guangcheng story say about the United States?

May 7, 2012