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The present lull in the fighting between Eritrea and Ethiopia may lead to a shift in their bitterly fought contest to the negotiating table, but an end to hostilities between two of the poorest

Henry Kissinger, realpolitiker nonpareil, never gave a damn about human rights.

The continuing American bombing of Iraq has drawn attention away from the international debate over economic sanctions against Baghdad and their toll on the Iraqi people.

The recent release of the report of the Historical Clarification Commission in Guatemala has injected new energy into a process that has been faltering since the signing of the December 1996 peac

The best day's work that Lenin ever did was to publish the secret treaties that the Bolsheviks found in the archives of the czarist regime.

Having hit Saddam Hussein where it hurts--in the Republican Guard barracks, military intelligence headquarters and other strategic components of his regime's power base--during Operation Dese

On the fourth of August last year in San Antonio, the Alamo rumbled.

President Clinton recently paid a visit to a fallen czar. The blundering Yeltsin may be clinging to his throne, but his effective reign came to a close on August 17, a date to remember.

Is this a dress rehearsal?

"Existence..resistance." "Who sows misery reaps rage." It was with such slogans that some 15,000 highly determined unemployed and their companions marched through this city on January 17.

Blogs

Obama asks for Brazil’s help in solving US domestic problems, but offers little in return.

March 21, 2011

Even if a war is considered "just," even if it is launched under the auspices of the UN, US military interventions should be debated and approved by Congress before they are launched.

March 20, 2011

The White House posted a photo of Obama huddling with his national security team.

March 20, 2011

There's no legitimacy to the UN vote on military action against Qaddafi.

March 19, 2011

NPR's Pravda-like headline tells the story before it actually happened.

March 19, 2011

This week, we bring you coverage of Libya and discuss the dilemma of intervention. Plus, Jonathan Schell and Christian Parenti on the nuclear crisis in Japan. Could Fukushima’s disaster happen in the US? And we welcome guest bloggers Greg Grandin and Allison Kilkenny.

March 18, 2011

Joining Charlie Rose, Schell explains that nuclear power has no place in a world so vulnerable to widespread disaster.

March 18, 2011

The Obama administration has continued to operate Bush’s legally dubious detention centers for terrorism prisoners, but the opaque practices at these secret prisons deserve to be rigorously reconsidered.

March 18, 2011

US has failed to keep Aristide from returning to Haiti.  Expected to arrive tonight, he already has received a death threat—from a major candidate in this Sunday’s presidential runoff election.

March 18, 2011

“There is simply no rationale for continuing American involvement with no end in sight, rising deaths for civilians and our brave soldiers, declining public sentiment, and serious economic pain at home," Kucinich said, as 93 House members voted to bring troops home from Afghanistan.

March 18, 2011