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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.

If Russia is not to dissolve like the Soviet Union or, worse yet, end in a cataclysm like Yugoslavia's, it must negotiate peacefully across a welter of emotional claims to self-determination.

In early May, as the snows melted along the Karakoram Range, Indian troops on routine border patrols discovered that three strategic salients--Dras, Kargil and Batalik--in the Indian states of Ja

Hossein, a young newspaper vendor, is a revolutionary.

A few years ago, one of Lebanon's giddier periodicals, suitably titled Prestige, published as its cover story an interview with a Lebanese celebrity.

It's always suspicious when Washingtonians start breaking into bad Latin. There may be a quid, you hear them say, and there seems to be a quo.

On May 20, leaving its southern neighbor in the dust, Canada took a breathtaking leap forward in lesbian and gay rights.

Blogs

The remedy to the Arab world broken by "poverty, unemployment and general recession" is twenty more revolutions.

January 21, 2011

A flawed parliamentary election in September has inflamed politics and pushed the country closer to civil war, on top of the insurgency already underway.

January 21, 2011

A Julian Assange biopic on the way (possibly) updates on Bradley Manning and more on cables leaked.

January 21, 2011

William Hartung joins Democracy Now! to talk about Lockheed Martin and the 50th Anniversary of President Eisenhower's farewell address.

January 20, 2011

A panel discusses if WikiLeaks matters, a company traces WikiLeaks computers grabbing "leaks," and more as WikiLeaks news and views continues.

January 20, 2011

The president makes some progress, but not enough, on ending the anachronism called the US embargo against Cuba.

January 19, 2011

NCIS: Los Angeles does a WikiLeaks-inspired show. Salon blogger posts story on Obama administration using wildly exaggerated and even false claims against WikiLeaks. And more cables on diplomatic spying.

January 19, 2011

As President Hu arrives to meet Obama, the White House ought to look inward at America's own failings, not bash Beijing.

January 18, 2011

A US military chaplain in Iraq says it's time to go.

January 18, 2011

Greg Mitchell gives the latest updates on the tax cheat leak and more.

January 18, 2011