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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?

The Chilcot Inquiry's lesson is the terrible cost to any country that defines the national interest as standing shoulder to shoulder with Washington.

"Blessed are the peacemakers" certainly applies to Mikhail Gorbachev, a man not honored enough for the example he set.

Hugo Chávez on Barack Obama, the Honduran crisis, and domestic successes and challenges.

Hugo Chávez talks about his relationship with Barack Obama, the Honduran crisis, plans to extend the Pentagon's presence in Colombia, and domestic successes and challenges.

There are at least three reasons why the world should congratulate Venezuela's Hugo Chávez on his recent success abolishing term limits.

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

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Now that President Obama has broken the taboo on recognizing Cuba, he should send a US ambassador to Palestine as a prerequisite for a comprehensive peace treaty.

December 23, 2014

Stephen Cohen reflects on Putin’s “State of Russia” address.

December 11, 2014

Graduating from protesters to politicians, Chile’s student leaders achieved the legislative wins that have eluded their Occupy counterparts.

December 10, 2014

The people who deny that we’re in a new Cold War are the people who got us into it in the first place.

December 5, 2014

The only way to claim Ukraine “united” is to have given up on a full quarter of the country.

December 4, 2014

With a US-trained military officer now running Burkina Faso, will Washington press for a democratic transition or legitimize a military coup?

November 7, 2014

The Kremlin is not in complete control of the Donbass.

November 5, 2014

The country's late dictator leaves behind a 1-million-strong diaspora unlikely to ever return home.

October 23, 2014

The only thing Poroshenko has going for him is that Putin wants him to stay in power.

October 16, 2014

Ukraine’s president is angling to get his new political party a majority of seats in Parliament later this month.

October 3, 2014