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Chilean presidential candidates

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

Samurai sword

Three decades after World War II, a veteran returns to Japan on a quest of kindness.

Cuban and American flags

Irrational US policy is keeping hundreds of thousands of Cubans from spending the holidays with their families.

1:12 Initiative

An initiative to do just that failed at the ballot box, but gave us all some welcome inspiration.

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

Kremlevskaya Naberezhnaya street and Moscow skyline.

Questions from Novaya Gazeta on the Soviet Union, segregation and Russia today.

Prison

In the wake of 9/11, prosecutors have embraced “special administrative measures” to keep terrorism suspects guilty until proven otherwise.

(Reuters/Denis Sinyakov)

Hamid Karzai is right: it compromises Afghan sovereignty and ensures ten more years of US occupation.

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Why it’s hard to make sense of US foreign policy.

Blogs

This Memorial Day, help stop the senseless deaths of men and women in uniform.

May 26, 2011

Egypt is opening the door to Hamas. Washington may not like it, but it’s time to talk.

May 26, 2011

Liveblogging the House's day of votes on bipartisan measures that could stop or slow US military involvement in Afghanistan.

May 26, 2011

The president can corner the Israeli prime minister now—if he wants to.

May 25, 2011

How the media frenzy obliterated the presumption of innocence and relentlessly impugned both Strauss-Kahn and his accuser in vulgar stereotypes.

May 24, 2011

“The implications of allowing a US citizen to assemble a legion in any foreign country, and especially in a combustible region like the Middle East, are serious and wide-ranging,” they allege.

May 23, 2011

Students in this West African nation are supporting their teacher's demands that the government increase their wage and reduce the class size. Demonstrations have spread across the country in response to unemployment, the rising cost of living, inadequate delivery of services and state repression under a president who has been in power for 24 years.

May 23, 2011

In spite of student support for a boycott of a brand of hummus made by a company students argue is complicit in human rights abuses, DePaul University's Fair Business Practices Committee (FBPC) concluded there wasn't "sufficient grounds" for a boycott.

May 23, 2011

An opponent of capital punishment who specifically cautioned against “joy” in bin Laden’s death is dishonestly portrayed to demonstrate “obsessive belief in capital punishment” and “rejoicing” in that death.

May 23, 2011

Bibi's ace-in-the-hole? Dennis Ross.

May 21, 2011