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In his new memoir the South African leader struggles to overcome his image as a saint.

The agreements reached at last week's climate summit oblige all nations to reduce future emissions. The challenge now is to generate the political pressure to compel national leaders to accept realistic targets.

What the WikiLeaks revelations tell us about how Washington runs Pakistan.

It is outrageous for any journalist, or respecter of what every American president has claimed is our inalienable, God-given right to a free press, not to join in Assange’s defense.

The WikiLeaks revelations of Silvio Berlusconi’s bromance with Vladimir Putin have raised new questions about whether their close ties stem from “personal investments.” But the growing popular protests in Italy, echoing those in Britain, France and Greece, are primarily against savage austerity measures that have favored the wealthy.

When Jeremy Scahill reported on a secret US war in Pakistan last year, the Pentagon called his article "conspiratorial." But now, says Scahill on Democracy Now!, the latest WikiLeaks diplomatic cables dump confirms his reporting.

Does anyone seriously expect the US government, and its global allies, to permit more revelations to leak out? Defenders of human rights need to be ready to stand up for WikiLeaks.

The new cable dump includes a State Department directive to have diplomats spy on UN officials. The UN has been a playground for spies since its origin—but this recent order goes further than before.

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

The former Haitian president discusses his country, his exile and possible return and why his party, still popular in Haiti, isn't allowed to participate in the upcoming election.

Blogs

Mikhail Gorbachev's 80th birthday is an opportunity to reconsider a complicated legacy of reform.

March 1, 2011

I don’t know about you, but I’m having a hard time keeping track of who is responsible for the Arab uprisings.

February 25, 2011

"The power of tweeting Kuwaitis should not be undestimated.'

February 21, 2011

Decades of anti-US feelings, along with growing Islamism, will drastically change the region's tenor.

February 21, 2011

Hundreds are dead as rebels seize several Libyan cities and besiege capital.

February 21, 2011

It was the strength of the Egyptian people who brought down Mubarak and Obama made it clear that it was Egypt, not the US, which would decide Egypt's future. 

February 14, 2011

The Saudis are nervous. And they should be. They're a wealthy gated community next to a teeming slum. And the slum dwellers are angry.

February 13, 2011

Let's keep Washington Bullets in mind thinking about Egypt.

February 12, 2011

Like Google Executive and activist Wael Ghonim said, if you want to liberate a sociey, just give them the Internet. The Internet helps you fight the media war.

February 11, 2011

The Egypt pro-democracy movement has much more in common with the grassroots, bottom-up Obama campaign than the Bush admininistration's barrel of a gun “freedom agenda.”

February 11, 2011