World

Putin's Support for Assad is Just Words
August 29, 2013

As the White House struggles, agonizingly, down the road to striking Syria, Moscow has put on its own sideshow, railing against yet another American misadventure in a mysterious and tangled region.

President Obama Should Heed What Senator Obama Said About Authorizing Military Action
August 28, 2013

I have a pretty broad view of presidential power to use military force abroad without congressional authorization.

The Assad Loyalists who Might Still Crack
August 23, 2013

The regime's cadres have held together through two years of war, and they will likely continue doing so unless Washington and its allies present them with a stark choice: leave and live, or stay and die.

How Obama Should Respond to Syria's Alleged Chemical Attack
August 22, 2013

U.S. backsliding on red lines regarding Syrian chemical weapons only encourages the Assad regime to make choices that increase the likelihood of direct U.S. intervention.

Syria's Victims Tell Their Stories
August 19, 2013

The Syrian civil war, now in its twenty-ninth month, has led nearly two million Syrians to flee their country. More than 500,000 of them have headed south to neighboring Jordan, a number that is expected to reach one million by year’s end.

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Ужасы гей-жизни в новой России. История в восьми частях
August 14, 2013

25 января Антон Красовский, лояльный Кремлю журналист, пригласил в свою программу на государственном канале Kontr TV группу трансвеститов.

Eight Horrific and Uplifting Stories About Being Gay in the New Russia
August 14, 2013

Eight horrific and uplifting stories about being gay in the new Russia.

Iran's New President Makes a Promising First Move
August 06, 2013

Hassan Rouhani, a man of ferocious pragmatism and an unfailing ability to find and align himself with the center of power in Iran’s labyrinthine political structure, was sworn in Sunday as the seventh president.

Benjamin Netanyahu Hopes to Sell Peace. Here's How.
The Israeli prime minister's new path
July 24, 2013

In 1956, Israel’s famed general Moshe Dayan gave a eulogy about a young kibbutznik who was killed in a border attack by Arabs, saying that Israelis needed to get used to the idea that life in the Mideast meant remaining forever on guard.

Edward Snowden's Russian Future: No-Show Job, Lousy Apartment
July 24, 2013

This morning came the news that NSA leaker Edward Snowden was finally on the verge of leaving the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, where he has been holed up for one month and one day.

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