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It will not only forestall a Mideast arms race; it could lead to resolution of a number of other regional crises.

The United Kingdom’s political landscape is now as fractured and unruly as its society.

Brigadier General James Linder

The US military publicly insists its presence in Africa is negligible. Is that why they call it an American “battlefield” behind closed doors?

(Reuters/Roman Baluk)

The law, still to be signed by the president, is more about silencing the left than anything else.

Iran flag

Every time Washington has committed another blunder in the Middle East, Iran has stepped in to take advantage.

That breakthrough, and the president’s attendance at the Summit of the Americas, will help to build momentum for normalized relations.

Why debates about community development sidestep the issue of inequality.

Tower of Babel

Translation is not the art of failure but the art of the possible.

Blogs

In 2013, American Library Association passed a public statement in support of the former NSA contractor. Then it changed its mind. 

June 2, 2015

Obstacles to détente in the Ukraine crisis and predictions for the country's uncertain economic future.

May 28, 2015

The idea that further Western imperialism could now bring order to the Middle East is the ultimate anachronism.

May 26, 2015

The fatal fire at a Philippines shoe factory exposes the ills of global free trade.

May 26, 2015

John Kerry’s Sochi visit was a turning point in the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

May 22, 2015

The refugees are fleeing abduction, torture, and assault—that’s why they’ll continue trying to reach Europe any way they can. 

May 20, 2015

There’s still time for President Obama to order the Justice Department to prosecute the perpetrators.

May 20, 2015

The veteran journalist tracked down the one man who could link the Nixon White House to the illegal bombing of Cambodia. 

May 20, 2015

The fear-mongering senator from South Carolina is expected to announce his bid for the GOP nomination in June. 

May 19, 2015