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Bush's coddling of Pervez Musharraf defies all reason--and bears some unsettling similarity to his own offenses and misteps as President.

Gen. Pervez Musharraf turns out to be just another crummy dictator. But he's our dictator--using the $10 billion in US aid to jail judges and lawyers, and give shelter Al Qaeda and the Taliban. Thanks, George.

Columbia University President Lee Bollinger's combative remarks tarnish an otherwise illuminating event.

In 1988 US officials helped disguise Saddam's chemical attack on Halabja. But when it came time to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq, they acted outraged.

A student movement influenced by Hannah Arendt is emerging in Venezuela. What do they think of the Bolivarian Revolution?

Oil money allows Hugo Chávez to do many things, but it will never be enough to buy a revolution.

Britain's incoming prime minister inherits a country transformed almost beyond recognition.

The one pledge Gordon Brown can deliver that would make his transition to power meaningful is to withdraw from Iraq immediately.

A videotaped hanging does not bring justice to Saddam's victims, living or dead.

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The pro-democracy leader called for the release of the popular Russian resistance rockers. 

September 20, 2012

Netanyahu isn’t going to bomb Iran. But his crazy threats may pay off.

August 22, 2012

When you’re a superpower, you can do anything you want to, it seems.

August 13, 2012

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