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Detroit Is Out of Bankruptcy. Now Comes the Hard Part.
November 07, 2014

Congrats, Detroit, but don't screw up!

What Do People in the Middle East Think About the Islamic State? These Poll Results Will Surprise You.
October 16, 2014

Only 3 percent of Egyptian adults approve of ISIS. (Then again, that's nearly 1.5 million people.)

How Will the Iraq Crisis Turn Out? Here Are a Few Scenarios.
June 19, 2014

It all comes down to what the U.S., Iran, and Saudi Arabia decide to do.

India Knows How to React to a Horrific Crime: With Angry Protests
December 20, 2012

How come we're not marching in the streets after Newtown?

Did Israel and the U.S. Just Cooperate on a Dry-Run for an Iran Intervention?
November 02, 2012

Why an attack in Sudan may herald an intervention in Iran.

Which U.S. President Does Romney Most Resemble? (Hint: It’s Not a Republican)
September 25, 2012

Which past president stood up most stalwartly for the anti-tax, anti-welfare, anti-union principles that animate today’s conservative movement? Of course, most activists on the right would confer that honor on Ronald Reagan.

Russia Tries to Kill U.S. Democracy Promotion Once and For All
September 18, 2012

MOSCOW—When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived for the APEC summit in Vladivostok on September 8, there was one item on the agenda she was not expecting. Sitting down with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, the two discussed missile defense and Syria, talked about Iran’s quest to get a nuclear weapon. And then Lavrov dropped the bomb: USAID was to cease all operations inside the Russian Federation starting October 1. Four days later, the Russian Foreign Ministry delivered the news in writing. USAID, the government development agency started by John F.

The U.S.-Egypt Relationship Needs Therapy, Not a Divorce
September 13, 2012

How the U.S. should react to the last few days in Egypt.

Pas Devant Les Enfants, Tampa: Puerto Rico Out Of U.S.?
August 29, 2012

“We support the right of the United States citizens of Puerto Rico to be admitted to the Union as a fully sovereign state if they freely so determine. We recognize that Congress has the final authority to define the constitutionally valid options for Puerto Ricoto to achieve a permanent non-territorial status with government by consent and full enfranchisement. As long as Puerto Rico is not a State, however, the will of its people regarding their political status should be ascertained by means of a general right of referendum or specific referenda sponsored by the U.S.

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