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Edward Snowden

The NSA leaker indisputably proved all that the US government had done to destroy the privacy of Americans and people around the world.

Drone strike

Imagine if drone wars had a human face all the time so that we could understand what it was like to live constantly with the specter of death.

For months, strikes and other protests have crippled a number of industries. But the new militancy is fragmented and has confined itself to economic grievances.

Kerry Fulbright

Long advertised as a flaship program for American cultural diplomacy, the Fulbright Program is now facing devastating budget cuts.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, leader of the Fidesz party, April 6, 2014

How Victor Orbán launched a constitutional coup and created a one-party state.

Nuclear bomb

How the fears and anxieties of each generation are passed on to the next. 

Alan Gross

The case of Alan Gross reflects Obama’s failure to “write a new chapter in US-Cuba policy.”

The Obama administration has decided to flat-line its budget request for AIDS funding in the continent, even though more money is needed.

Barack Obama

The Obama administration’s decision to isolate Russia, in a new version of “containment,” has met with virtually unanimous support from the political and media establishment.

Richard Rodriguez

Richard Rodriguez’s vision of racial mixing as New World destiny.

Blogs

Following the liberation of Libya from the reign of Colonel Muammar Qaddafi, how does the future look for the country, and how does the fall of Qaddafi reflect on President Obama’s foreign policy in the region?

August 24, 2011

Some Republican presidential candidates are pretending Qaddafi's ouster isn't happening. Others are pretending Obama had nothing to do with it. And then there's Mitt Romney. 

August 24, 2011

Don’t believe for one moment that the US backing for Libya’s opposition was about freedom.

August 23, 2011

Chilean students fasting for the cause of free and public education released a statement saying they will hold President Sebastián Piñera responsible for any physical damage they suffer.

August 22, 2011

Examining the nuclear entrapment that is with us to this day.

August 22, 2011

Right on schedule, the multinationals follow the rebels into Tripoli.

August 22, 2011

Not exactly an earthshaking event, and no great victory for NATO.

August 22, 2011

With promised reforms still not materializing, protests from Islamists, Leftists and others are demanding a redistribution of wealth in the economically stratified country.

August 20, 2011

Social media may not play as pivotal a role in Egypt's electoral process as it did in the initial phases of the revolution; rather, grassroots, in-person campaigning will sustain the revolutionary momentum moving forward.

August 20, 2011

During her time reporting on the protest movement, Alwadi was detained by authorities in Bahrain and forced to sign a statement saying that she wouldn't write about or engage in political activities.

August 20, 2011