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The Palestinian leader’s defiance of Washington was applauded in Ramallah. But his diplomatic daring has little chance of success without a unified national strategy that draws energy from the Arab uprisings.

As the Assad regime cracks down on protesters, it is waging a propaganda war on Syrians and stoking fears of a civil war.

Secret US Embassy cables ripple through Haitian politics, imperiling the appointment of a new prime minister.

Family members of Egyptians killed during the revolution are protesting as a crucial trial keeps gettting postponed by a judge with ties to Mubarak.

Police in Haiti

A secret US Embassy cable describes how Haiti's business elite armed and deployed police units in pro-Aristide strongholds like Bel Air and Cite Soleil after the 2004 coup.

Amid economic stagnation, polls show increasing skepticism about the competence of German elites. Can a resurgent Green Party bring political renewal?

Manuel Zelaya

Millions rush to greet the former president, but the deal allowing his return says nothing about accountability for human rights violations that took place during the coup.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

The Syrian president is is facing unprecedented pressure rooted in grievances over government repression, corruption, a weak economy and lack of civil liberties. He cannot hunker down and wait for the storm to pass.

Naoto Kan and the End of 'Japan Inc.'

Criticism of the government’s response to the catastrophe has obscured major political changes.

Nichi Vendola

Can an openly left-wing, openly gay politician from the South revive an Italy in deep malaise?

Blogs

Yes, he’s a crooked billionaire backed by other crooked billionaires. So?

May 23, 2014

The truth is fascists aren’t going to rule either Ukraine or Western Europe anytime soon.

May 21, 2014

Patience is needed on all sides, and the US ought to make clear what sanctions relief Iran can expect once a deal is done.

May 19, 2014

Two cheers for the president's centrist foreign policy. 

May 7, 2014

“I cannot begin to comprehend the terror you are feeling,” says Melissa Harris-Perry in her open letter.

May 5, 2014

683 new death sentences are handed down in Egypt’s “Dictatorship Run Amok.”

April 30, 2014

Answering statements of Holocaust acceptance with denial is becoming a Netanyahu trademark.

April 28, 2014

And expanding or strengthening NATO will make things worse.

April 28, 2014

As the Obama administration increasingly embraces a Cold War mentality in its dealings with Putin's Russa, Nation contributing editor Stephen Cohen asks, where are the dissenting voices?

April 23, 2014

Russia’s foreign minister threatens further intervention as Biden arrives in Kiev.

April 21, 2014