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Nelson Mandela

By the time of his death at age 95, South Africans were well prepared to keep his dream alive—that too is part of Nelson Mandela’s great legacy.

Chilean presidential candidates

The presidential runoff between Michelle Bachelet and Evelyn Matthei presents an opportunity to overcome Pinochet's twisted legacy.

The Grey Lady’s recent editorial on Ukraine and Vladimir Putin was one-dimensional and ideological.

But legislative changes are making it still more difficult for opposition candidates to win.

Negev desert

A trip through the Negev Desert leads to the heart of Israel's national nightmare.

Rouhani supporters

The United States has much to gain from improved relations and little to lose from easing sanctions.

Obama

President Obama can now embark on a new foreign policy, one that rejects military interventionism in favor of an engaged internationalism.

A new biography explores the remarkable life and lasting legacy of the early UN secretary-general.

Ray Kelly

Obama sounds the notes of racial justice at key moments, while asserting unprecedented power to implement policies that are destructive, discriminatory—and embodied by the NYPD commissioner.

Egypt's coup

The popular revolt against the incompetent Morsi government was inspiring—but the coup that followed sets a dangerous precedent.

Blogs

According to polls, only about 6 percent of Americans are following with any close attention the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.  But that's not stopping the media fascination on both sides of the Atlantic with Americans’ supposed fascination with Britain's royals.

April 27, 2011

JFK failed to defeat Fidel; then he needed to prove his “toughness” somewhere else.

April 18, 2011

In El Salvador, Barack Obama pays tribute to Oscar Romero.

March 23, 2011

NPR's Pravda-like headline tells the story before it actually happened.

March 19, 2011

US has failed to keep Aristide from returning to Haiti.  Expected to arrive tonight, he already has received a death threat—from a major candidate in this Sunday’s presidential runoff election.

March 18, 2011

As Obama heads for Brazil, he might cross flight paths with Aristide, soon expected to return to Haiti

March 17, 2011

An anti-Qaddafi government takes shape.

March 10, 2011

Katrina vanden Heuvel and Stephen Cohen on Russia Today talk about whether the US should take action in Libya.

March 9, 2011

Mousavi, Karroubi reportedly taken to army prison, amid demands that they be executed.

March 2, 2011

The young people protesting in Arab capitals right now want a meaningful break with the status quo and, in many ways, that means a break from American support.

March 2, 2011