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Swiss Cheese

The EU's "strong" sanctions on Iran are full of holes, but might they be enough to prevent the U.S. going to war?

Benjamin Weinthal |

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Afghanistan's Fiscal Cliff

Kabul-watchers are rightly worried about what the withdrawal of Western aid money will mean for one of the most impoverished countries on the planet. But everyone's asking the wrong questions.

Matthieu Aikins |

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The Ground Truth from Benghazi

The politicians in Washington are beating each other up over the Benghazi consulate attack. But they don't seem to be paying much attention to the evidence from the scene of the crime.

Christopher Stephen |

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Guerrilla Country

Welcome to Free Syria, where the ammunition is scarce and roving packs of wild dogs subsist on corpses.

Damien Spleeters |

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The New Sheriff in Town

At an outpost on the Turkish-Syrian border, rebel fighters are the law.

Sarah A. Topol |

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Return of the Czech Communists

Vaclav Havel is turning over in his grave.

James Kirchick |

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Holding Civil Society Workshops While Syria Burns

Inside the State Department's very nonlethal aid to the Syrian opposition.

Justin Vela |

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The Contest in Caracas

The Venezuelan election is too close to call. But one thing seems clear: No one expects Hugo Chávez to go down without a fight.

Peter Wilson |

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The New Titan of Tbilisi

Eccentric billionaire (and exotic-pet enthusiast) Bidzina Ivanishvili just won a shock election in Georgia. But is he too crazy to actually govern?

Shaun Walker |

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In Defeat, Georgia's President Confounds his Critics

Mikheil Saakashvili's conciliatory reaction to his party's loss in the election seems to prove his critics wrong. Now let's see if the winner can do as well.

James Kirchick |

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Georgia's Electoral Showdown

Emotions are running high as Georgians vote in a watershed parliamentary election.

James Kirchick |

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Save Benghazi

How the citizens of Benghazi are pushing back against the killers of a U.S. diplomat many considered their friend.

Christopher Stephen |

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Bachelor Padding

How lonely single men created China's dangerous real estate bubble.

Roseann Lake |

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Georgia Holds Its Breath

Rocked by a prison scandal and allegations from all sides over illicit campaigning, this tiny country's election has become a brawl between political heavyweights.

Thomas de Waal |

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Breakfast with Ahmadinejad

Iran's president meets the press.

Susan B. Glasser |

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China's Brainwashed Youth

The protests against Japan didn't get us our islands back, but they made one thing clear: The people are puppets of the Chinese Communist Party.

Qi Ge |

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Commandos for Jesus

Meet the former Green Berets delivering aid to some of the most blighted corners of Burma, and saving souls along the way.

Daniel Lovering |

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Turkey's Men in Syria

How the Gaza flotilla organizers became the best hope of Syrian refugees abandoned by the world.

Justin Vela |

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Das Gift

How Angela Merkel's bold plan to save Europe may have just saved Barack Obama.

Benjamin Weinthal |

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The Silent Hand of Saleh

Was the security lapse at the U.S. embassy in Sanaa a move by Yemen's former president to show America who still calls the shots?

Iona Craig |

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Brother of Al Qaeda Leader Offers Peace Plan

Mohamed al-Zawahiri was behind the protests at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, but what he really wants is to make peace with the West.

Mohamed Fadel Fahmy |

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Playing Defense

Barely 100 days into his presidency, Francois Hollande is already trying to persuade France that his administration isn't sinking. 

Eric Pape |

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Workers of the (Arab) World, Unite!

Could American labor unions be the best way to roll back radical Islamists in the Middle East?

Joseph Braude |

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Rumblings Along the Coast

Are Kenyan counterterrorism death squads behind the latest spate of targeted killings in Mombasa?

Jonathan Horowitz |

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Russia’s Bridge to Nowhere

A facelift ahead of this year's Asia-Pacific summit can't mask the fact that Vladivostok, Russia's easternmost city, is slowly dying.

Anna Nemtsova |

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Turkish Dilemma

Turkey's voluble prime minister has talked himself into a corner on Syria. Will the spiraling unrest next door finally force him to back up his words?

Karen Leigh |

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Race to the End

Pakistan's terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad idea to develop battlefield nukes.

Tom Hundley |

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Whose Side Is Yemen On?

Ali Abdullah Saleh's government colluded with al Qaeda and duped the West. Has anything changed since his ouster?

Sam Kimball |

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Magical Thinking

A rare look inside Swaziland's mysterious annual kingship ceremony and brewing protest movement.

Nellie Bowles |

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The Decider

Opponents of an Israeli strike on Iran have focused their ire on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But it's his hawkish defense minister, Ehud Barak, who is really driving the talk of war.

Oren Kessler |