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Venezuela's Hugo Chávez is willing to engage in direct talks with President Obama. How will this effect US policy in the region?

Actor-director Sean Penn debunks the many myths surrounding Cuba's Raúl Castro and Venezuela's Hugo Chávez.

Conversations with Raul Castro about Obama, Guantánamo and the Pentagon; and with Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez on human rights in his country and the next US administration.

The retired Cuban dictator has played a vital role in every U.S. presidential election for the last fifty years.

Is Venezuela's president undoing his country's experiment in democracy?

He caused the Cuban people much suffering, but the giant to the north bears even greater responsibility for the island's plight.

Most authoritarians leave office in a coup or a coffin. Fidel Castro is leaving on his own terms.

In the shock, power grabs and crackdowns that followed Benazir Bhutto's assassination, it's easy to forget that the greatest casualty in Pakistan is the rule of law.

For all her pro-American rhetoric, many in Benazir Bhutto's party held America responsible for the "judicial murder" of her father. Will Bhutto's assassination have a like impact?

The killing of Benazir Bhutto echoes Pakistan's troubled history, portends more violence and flags a proud country's collapse into chaos. It also signals the manifest bankruptcy of the Bush Administration's anti-terrorism.

Blogs

The latest political row over the Magnitsky Act merely continues America's failure to engage with Russia under Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and now Barack Obama.

January 7, 2013

For Americans who understand the importance of a cooperative U.S.-Russia relationship, 2012 was a disturbing year.

January 3, 2013

CNN’s Arwa Damon has been so deeply enmeshed with rebel fighters, she has lost all traces of objective reporting.

December 11, 2012

Anything that Obama does will make it worse.

December 10, 2012

At least seven are dead and hundreds wounded after deadly clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and opposition protesters erupted overnight.

December 6, 2012

As a 138-nation majority votes Palestine into UN statehood, Netanyahu and Susan Rice do nothing but sputter in outrage. 

November 30, 2012

With today’s vote in the UN General Assembly, Palestine will take a significant step toward statehood.

November 29, 2012

Killing Hamas’s military leader is the latest in a long line of murders that has radicalized Palestinians. But maybe that's the point. 

November 20, 2012

The other great world power is having a leadership contest, too.

November 8, 2012

It ought to be good news, but President Obama might not wish to trumpet this particular gospel.

October 22, 2012