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Ecuador’s refusal to turn Assange over to the British threatens more turmoil between the US and newly independent Latin America.

#YoSoy132 protest

The emerging #YoSoy132 student movement has shaken up the usual staid political classes heading into the July 1 vote—maybe for good.

Four ways the President is pursuing Cheney's geopolitics of global energy.

The vilifying charges levelled at Russia's president by the American media could undermine rational U.S. policy-making.

Nicolas Sarkozy

Socialist François Hollande defeated Sarko in the first-round vote. But the real victor may be National Front leader Marine Le Pen, now primed to play kingmaker.

Syrian rebel

As the Syrian government clings to repressive tactics it knows best, the conflict becomes ever more intractable.

Twenty years after the end of the Soviet Union, the relationship features more elements of cold-war conflict than of stable cooperation.

A new report has found the Assad regime responsible for crimes against humanity. Will it do anything to stop the bloodshed?

Joachim Gauck could offer too striking a contrast to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s own devotion to a politics of small compromises. 

What role and responsibility does the United States have for the situation in Yemen?

Blogs

With a bipartisan 67 to 28 vote in favor of the US-Russia nuclear arms agreement, the New START treaty now moves on to a final vote tomorrow.

December 21, 2010

When is a stooge not a stooge?

December 13, 2010

WIth the latest diplomatic cables dump from WikiLeaks sending waves throughout the political and media worlds, the organization's activities are raising questions such as, is releasing all this information gratuitous, even irresponsible? Or is it a valuable public service?

November 30, 2010

The morning after WikiLeaks began releasing its trove of confidential US diplomatic cables, Democracy Now! hosts a roundtable about the possible impact of these leaks.

November 29, 2010

The financial crisis in Ireland is leading to a political crisis on the heels of a bailout and more "austerity measures." The coalition that currently rules is falling apart, the Green Party detaching from the prime minister's Fianna Fail party, and elections loom.

November 23, 2010

 Harry Truman: war criminal, or not?

November 15, 2010

Syria, Turkey in critical behind-the-scenes role.

October 12, 2010

Backed by key unions and activists, Ed Miliband is given the charge to lead the fight against Conservative cuts.

September 25, 2010

The alacrity with which the spy swap was carried out shows just how keen Obama is to continue the US-Russia "reset" policy.

July 13, 2010

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu sets up an Illegal settlement on the White House lawn.

July 7, 2010