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The Last Great Myth About Egypt

Cairo has never been a mediator between Israel and Palestine -- and today's regime actually benefits from the Gaza invasion.

Steven A. Cook |

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India's NGO Backlash

India prides itself on its respect for democratic values. So why are civil society groups under attack?

Ram Mashru |

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'Strike Him with an Axe'

A pro-Russian separatist's how-to guide for terrorizing eastern Ukraine includes advice on robbing banks, sabotage, and staging drive-by shootings.

Alexander J. Motyl |

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The Missile That Will End the War

Why the downing of MH17 is the beginning of the end for Ukraine’s separatists and a nightmare for Vladimir Putin.

Mark Galeotti |

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A Pox on All Their Houses

Neither Israel nor Hamas can win in Gaza, but the biggest loser is the Palestinian Authority.

Hussein Ibish |

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Putin Is Still <i>¡Muy Popular!</i>

The Russian president's tour of Latin America shows that the leftist south still has love for Russia -- and the BRICS are willing to play ball.

Michael Shifter |

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The Shoot-Down Heard 'Round the World

The 1983 downing of KAL-007 accelerated the demise of the Soviet Union. Could MH17 be a tipping point for Putin's Russia?

Sergey Radchenko |

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Iran's Highly Enriched Bargaining Chip

Why the United States can't budge on allowing Iran to build more centrifuges.

Colin H. Kahl |

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Cómo Se Dice, 'Lost in Translation'?

On immigration, drugs, and virtually every other pressing policy issue, why can’t the United States and Mexico stop talking past each other?

Carlos Puig |

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Six Lessons America Seems Thoroughly Incapable of Learning

Why the Obama administration keeps making the same mistakes over and over.

Rosa Brooks |

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Abe Is Not Trying to Build a New Empire

Besides, do you really fear a strong, democratic Japan more than a strong, authoritarian China?

Michael Auslin |

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The Boko Haram Economy

Nigeria now boasts the largest economy in Africa. So why are homegrown terrorists thriving?

Robert Looney |

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Pivot vs. Principles

Thailand’s coup gives the United States a chance to show that it actually cares about human rights and democracy.

Suzanne Nossel |

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Has Kenya Destroyed the ICC?

The body blows dealt by Nairobi have human rights groups questioning whether the court can -- or should -- prosecute atrocities in South Sudan and other African states.

Michela Wrong |

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You Can't Kill Hamas, You Can Only Make It Stronger

Experts and insiders say that Israel's military offensive will only further radicalize the Palestinian population -- and alienate frustrated friends in the United States.

Mark Perry |

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Europe’s Goldilocks Dilemma

Austerity is crippling the eurozone's recovery. But a straightjacket treaty and a latent banking crisis mean it's not going anywhere soon.

Mark Blyth |

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And the Winner Is... Schland

In case you couldn’t tell, a new Germany has won the World Cup.

Christian Thiele |

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So Far Away -- and So Close

Why Germans and Argentines have so much in common, even in soccer.

Christian Thiele |

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Avoiding the Messi Curse

For Argentina's soccer team, like its economy, diversification is the key to success.

Mariano Turzi |

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No One Cares About Third Place

In soccer or in war, a bronze medal isn’t worth much.

Kevin Bleyer |

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Immigration Reform Is Happening

With the federal government paralyzed by partisan bickering over undocumented immigrants, states and cities are leading the way.

Shannon O'Neil |

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Ukraine's Do-It-Yourself War

Ukraine's military isn't up to the task of fighting off pro-Russian separatists itself. So ordinary citizens are picking up the slack.

Vera Mironova |

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People Power

The United States has the blueprint for a smarter way to make peace. Now it has to use it.

Christopher Holshek |

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The Third Wave Peters Out

The end of the Cold War ushered in an era of expanding freedom. Is the golden age of democratic transitions drawing to a close?

Marc Plattner |

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Pragmatism Is the New Orange

As a football team and as a people, the Dutch have replaced style with staying power.

Michiel Jongsma |

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Don't Win for Me Argentina

The Argentine government’s exploitation of football would make a World Cup victory bittersweet.

Matías Maciel |

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Godzilla Ain't Got Nothin' on China

21st-century East Asia is a dangerous neighborhood. Japan can no longer afford to be unprepared.

Kuni Miyake |

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Undoing the Resource Curse

How oil can save Libyan democracy.

Terra Lawson-Remer |

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Human Rights Hypocrisy

If chants and protests in Brazil left egg on FIFA’s face, Russia and Qatar are cooking up an omelet.

Musa Okwonga |

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There's No Partnership in Pivot

If the United States is going to shift focus to Asia it’s going to have to do it without Europe.

Stephen M. Walt |