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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.

What's Next in Egypt?
A roadmap for backseat drivers
July 05, 2013

As the new military and civilian leadership of Egypt prepares to put some meat on the bare bones of its “road map” for the country's political future, countless pundits have become backseat drivers.

Evo Morales Forced to Face His Mortality and Powerlessness
July 03, 2013

Poor Evo Morales. The leftist Bolivian president was in Moscow on Monday and Tuesday for the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, and must have been feeling quite important indeed.

Choose the Right Foreign Adventures
Three smart choices Obama should make
July 01, 2013

Three ways Obama can win on the road.

Egypt Will Erupt Again on June 30
A new day of nationwide protests is unlikely to end well
June 24, 2013

The Middle Egypt governorate of Beni Suef, an agricultural province located 70 miles south of Cairo, is an Islamist stronghold.

The Video-Game Propaganda Wars
Authoritarian regimes are making games—and dissidents, too
June 21, 2013

Authoritarian regimes are making games—and dissidents, too.

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