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Hold Your Horses, Iraq Is Not About to Fall … Yet

The known-unknowns have come home to roost in Iraq.

Douglas Ollivant |

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A Soccer Fan with a Conscience

Are there any teams in Brazil that you can support without holding your nose?

Iain Levine |

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The Anti-Cuba Lobby Has Jumped the Shark

By trading in denunciations, lies, and distortions -- instead of a reasonable discussion about how to open Cuba -- the rabid embargo lobby is starting to sound a lot like Castro himself.

Christopher Sabatini |

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The Return of the Bonapartes

Why France's ascendant National Front is so dangerous.

Robert Zaretsky |

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The Battle for Iraq Is a Saudi War on Iran

Why the ISIS invasion of Iraq is really a war between Shiites and Sunnis for control of the Middle East.

Simon Henderson |

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The Curse of the Plastic Players

Every country wants a Brazilian on its team, but what if he scores against Brazil?

Pedro Cifuentes |

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Sorry, Hillary: I Should Have Voted for You

I once called Clinton the Celine Dion of politics. I’d rather have that now than Obama.

Rosa Brooks |

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Even Killer Robots Have a Gender Gap

The United Nations isn't following its own rules on equality -- and it's time to make it start.

Jody Williams |

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Why Australians Are Cool With Spying

Edward Snowden might have given international snooping a bad name in America and Europe -- but Aussies love it.

Michael Fullilove |

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Italy's Rebel Blows It

Beppe Grillo, the comedian turned populist firebrand, looked set to upend Italy's staid politics, but instead suffered his first crushing electoral defeat. What happened?

Jeffrey Tayler |

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Iraq War III Has Now Begun

As ISIS marches toward Baghdad, can Washington afford to sit on the sidelines?

Michael Knights |

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Welcome to Midfield General!

There's more to the World Cup than a bunch of soccer games and funky hairstyles.

Daniel Altman |

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Brazil's Man of the Moment, by Necessity

If Neymar didn't exist, the marketers would have had to invent him.

Adam Bate |

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How High Is the New High Commissioner?

The U.N.'s new human rights chief has a pretty tall task ahead of him. Is Prince Zeid up to the job?

Suzanne Nossel |

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Do as I Say, Not as I Do

It's hard to tell France not to sell warships to Russia when the United States is also placing profit over policy.

Colby Goodman |

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What Can Obama's $1 Billion Investment in European Security Actually Buy?

Is just a drop in the bucket or a real commitment to stem threats from Russia?

Christopher S. Chivvis |

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Thailand Needs to Talk

The latest military coup in Thailand won't ensure real stability unless the country's new rulers address the deeper causes of political conflict.

Daniel Lansberg-Rodríguez |

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Make Money, End Poverty

Corporations really could make the world a better place -- if only the U.N. and state governments would treat them as equal partners. 

Johan Bergenas |

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Britain's Great Unraveling

Why 2015 could be the end of the United Kingdom as we know it.

Andrew Hammond |

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Keith Alexander Needs a Hug

Why liberals should learn to stop worrying and love the NSA.

Michael A. Cohen |

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The Lady Rallies the Masses Once Again

Aung San Suu Kyi wants to change the Burmese constitution. But will the military really go along?

Min Zin |

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One Insurgent at a Time

How Alcoholics Anonymous can fix Obama's counterterrorism strategy.

Whitney Kassel |

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Terrorists Held My Dad Hostage…

And he spent another 5 years in hell after a Bergdahl-type deal soured. A personal history of how swapping bad guys for American prisoners can go bad.

Sulome Anderson |

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It's Been a Year Since Snowden, and Nothing's Really Changed

Is the administration blind to the real and tangible harm the NSA surveillance program is doing to America’s credibility?

Laura Pitter |

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Vladimir Putin's Impotent Eurasian Union

Why the Russian president’s dream of 'near abroad' linked to Moscow might be less than the sum of its parts.

Casey Michel |

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D-Day's Going to Be a Bit Awkward This Year

Why the memory of the liberation of Europe is still a battlefield.

Robert Zaretsky |

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'I Do Not Want Red Square to Look Like Tiananmen Square'

The secret history of Mikhail Gorbachev's ill-timed trip to Beijing -- and why Russia still fears the contagion of Tiananmen.

Sergey Radchenko |

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No-Bluff Putin

Anyone who says Russia is losing in Ukraine doesn’t understand how this game is played.

Stephen M. Walt |