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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.

From the archive: A book by a former ICTY official offers a vivid insider's account of realpolitik at the Milosevic trial.

To those who follow the Israeli-Palestinian conflict closely, the prospects for a two-state solution have never seemed dimmer. So why does veteran peacenik Uri Avnery remain so hopeful?

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

Blogs

What will it take to repair US-Russian relations?

April 20, 2015

The late author influenced a whole generation of Latin American leftists. 

April 13, 2015

Blame the US, not Putin, for undermining unity in Europe.

April 8, 2015

The European Commission and the IMF created the conditions that produced Syriza. Now they’re doing everything they can to strangle it in its cradle.

April 8, 2015

What are the Kremlin's true intentions in Ukraine?

April 6, 2015

Dozens of poor El Salvadorans were killed during the bishop’s funeral thirty five years ago.

March 25, 2015

House GOP lauds Netanyahu’s win as "hard-fought and well-earned."

March 20, 2015

Stephen Cohen discusses whether the ceasefire, enforced by Minsk II, has the potential to return the Russian-Ukrainian border to the Kiev government.

March 19, 2015

The crisis in Ukraine has reached a fork in the road.

March 12, 2015

By declaring Venezuela a national security threat, Obama has actually strengthened president Maduro.

March 10, 2015