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In assuming his position at the United Nations, ambassador Richard Holbrooke brings his personal access to power, a sharp intelligence and a capacity, unusual in government, to translate ideas in

In the summer of 1941, Adolf Hitler's apparently invincible Wehrmacht was grinding hundreds of miles into the Soviet Union, spreading mayhem all the way.

Americans aren't much for history these days. History is for Europeans--for Germans, with their thickets of theory, and the French, who are forever going on about their revolution.

Listen to a debate among drug policy advocates and you're likely to hear impassioned claims about the brilliant success (or dismal failure) of more "liberal" approaches in certain European countr

President Boris Yeltsin's firing of his fifth Prime Minister in seventeen months and Russia's renewed war in the Caucasus are stark signs of his regime's instability, desperation and "agony," the

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On September 28, 1973, seventeen days after the bloody coup that brought Gen.

"Austria had many geniuses, and that was probably its undoing."
    --Robert Musil

Northern Ireland's peace process faces its gravest crisis since George Mitchell negotiated the Good Friday accord--graver even than after last summer's bombing in Omagh by a small band of breaka

NATO's nightly airstrikes against Yugoslavia have ceased, but the periodic Anglo-American bombing of Iraq continues.

Blogs

As we speak, Egypt is struggling with near-total Internet and communications shut-off, and not just Egyptians are grappling with the implications. Can the flow of social media information to an entire country simply be cut? Apparently, yes. And that's not just an Egyptian concern.

February 1, 2011

A new documentary gives neocons a platform to scare viewers about Iran’s supposed plot to destroy Israel, the United States and the rest of the civilized world.

February 1, 2011

Democracy Now!'s Sharif Kouddous reports on today's massive protest in Cairo.

February 1, 2011

So what sparked the rift with Assange?

February 1, 2011

Condoleezza Rice thought that Chile, or perhaps Argentina, could be a solution to Israel's right-of-return problem.

February 1, 2011

The latest on Egypt and WikiLeaks, Stuxnet, Bradley Manning, and hundreds of Libyan Cables released.

February 1, 2011

Now will Obama actively encourage cable networks to end Bush administration–inspired censorship of the network?

January 31, 2011

An intelligence report says the Stuxnet computer worm deployed by Israel and/or the US on Iran's nuclear program could have had catastrophic consequences.

January 31, 2011

It's amazing what inequality can drive people to, eventually. Just look at Egypt.

January 31, 2011

Democracy Now!’s Sharif Kouddous reports on the ongoing unrest in Egypt.

January 31, 2011