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When the Pulitzer prizes were announced in April, surprisingly none of the hundreds of journalists covering the war in the Balkans last year were among the winners.

The politics of trade will always contrive to decide the most fateful questions in private while leaving public debate to chew over narrow, derivative issues.

Forty-six years after Lolita Lebrón and fellow Puerto Rican nationalists shot up the House of Representatives, wounding five members in a desperate act of defiance, Lebrón, along wi

The atrocities of the Afghan Taliban toward women have been widely reported in the Western press: women banned from work; forbidden to leave their homes unless shrouded in the burkha, a voluminou

The British government, increasingly desperate to silence a former MI5 intelligence officer who has been campaigning to expose government misconduct, has sued him and a London newspaper under the

A tangled web of disingenuous calculation marked developments there, and the public was the more deceived.

It will be a long time before we forget the picture flashed around the world of Elián González being rescued at gunpoint.

Perhaps one of the most fatuous theories ever promulgated was Francis Fukuyama's "End of History," put forth just as, in most parts of the world, history resumed its sanguinary progress as soon a

A quarter-century after the end of the Vietnam War, and eleven years after the collapse of the Berlin wall, it has become commonplace to say that we Americans have no consensus on foreign policy.

The turn of the millennium provided yet another occasion to celebrate a triumphant American Century.

Blogs

Morocco, long considered one of the most stable Arab countries, is not immune to the unrest sweeping the region.

February 17, 2011

A coalition of liberals, antiwar activists, Tea Party types and deficit hawks are getting out the axe for the Pentagon's bloated budget.

February 16, 2011

Bahrain cables, coverage of protests in Middle East and North Africa, and another excerpt from the "Age of WikiLeaks."

February 16, 2011

In the mounting rhetoric, what is getting lost is the fact that a reporter has been sexually assaulted.

February 15, 2011

Alan Dershowitz helping Assange with "First and Fourth" amendment issues, more on firms targeting WikiLeaks, and the latest on newly released cables.

February 14, 2011

Greg Mitchell talks about the ways WikiLeaks is changing our world.

February 14, 2011

Can a country continue to innovative if it’s not making the stuff it innovates?

February 14, 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

Anonymous releases tens of thousands of e-mails from HBGary on the firm's targeting of WikiLeaks, cables on NATO and more on Assange possibly being extradited to the US.

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