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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.

India's Next Leader Might Be a Man Banned by the U.S.
July 19, 2013

Last week, Indian Finance Minister P. Chidambaram spent four days in Washington, hustling for business—his second visit in less than six months. He delivered a keynote address at a U.S.-India Business Council summit.

The Most Dangerous Blogger in the World
How Aleksey Navalny changed Russian politics
July 18, 2013

Today, a provincial court in the Russian city of Kirov sentenced Aleksey Navalny, the only real leader to emerge among the opposition since the fall of the Soviet Union, to five years in a prison camp, and slapped him with a hefty fine for an embezzl

Edward Snowden is Stuck in Russia, and Obama Can't Do Anything About It
July 18, 2013

It's been nearly a month since NSA leaker Edward Snowden landed in Moscow, en route to Ecuador.

The Men (and One Woman) Who Might Be Afghanistan's Next President
July 11, 2013

President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai essentially just had a Skype breakup.

Civil State or Civil War?
Egypt could become the next Turkey. It could also become the next Algeria.
July 11, 2013

Behind the debate about whether the July 3 ouster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi should be considered a popular impeachment or a military coup, there is a basic question: Are things in Egypt going to get better or worse?

Egypt Officially Declares What Is and Isn't Important
Three things that the interim president's constitutional declaration makes clear
July 09, 2013

Interim Egyptian President Adli Mansour on Monday did his fellow citizens a huge favor by issuing his “constitutional declaration,” which is designed to do two things.

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