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The Arab League Actually Does Something

Once a laughingstock, the Arab world’s political body is closing ranks against Bashar al-Assad.

Michael Stephens |

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One of These BRICS Is Not Like the Other

South Africa is a mess. So why does it get to sit at the BRICS big boy table?

Roy Robins |

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China’s Michelle Obama

Peng Liyuan is the first prominent Chinese first lady in decades. But does she matter?

Paul French |

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The Long Shadow

Venezuela’s upcoming election features a young challenger against Hugo Chávez’s appointed successor -- who’s doing everything in his power to make the race about his dead boss.

Peter Wilson |

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How the Catholic Church Lost Argentina

Was it the dirty war, the social conservatism, or both?

Emily Schmall |

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Can Yemen Talk Its Way to Peace?

As the country's National Dialogue kicks off this week, hope is in short supply.

Farea al-Muslimi |

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In Power, But Not in Control

The Muslim Brotherhood may have the votes -- for now -- but Egypt is a ship without a rudder.

Eric Trager |

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Leaning Out

How the United States is abandoning Afghanistan's women.

Amie Ferris-Rotman |

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The Clown Prince Across the Water

Could Boris Johnson actually end up as Britain's prime minister?

Alex Massie |

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A Government in Search of a Country

Can the newly appointed opposition prime minister form an interim government that Syrians can get behind?

Justin Vela |

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The Kenyatta Affair

What Kenya and its allies can learn from Austria’s Nazi legacy.

James Verini |

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If a Tree Falls in Baghdad…

Ten years after the Iraq war, almost everything in this country -- from security to its place in the region -- is still in play.

Jane Arraf |

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The Jihadi from the Block

In the war for the heart of northern Mali, the real fear isn’t al Qaeda, it’s the criminals and fundamentalists lurking just around the corner.

Peter Tinti |

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Mali's Bad Trip

Field notes from the West African drug trade.

Andrew Lebovich |

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The Beatified Game

How the new pope has blessed the long suffering soccer fans of Argentina’s Club Atlético San Lorenzo.

Haley Cohen |

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Xi Pivots to Moscow

What message is China's new leader sending with his first overseas trip?

John Garnaut |

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Hot Pants

A visit to ousted Yemeni leader Ali Abdullah Saleh’s new presidential museum.

Adam Baron |

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Pressed

The propaganda war in Kuwait.

Peter Maass |

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Meet China’s New Foreign-Policy Team

Is Beijing using its latest appointments to send a message to Washington?

Willy Lam |

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A Tale of Two Chávezes

For those who loved and reviled Venezuela's president in equal measure, El Comandante leaves behind two very different legacies.

Peter Wilson |

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Camelot in Tokyo

Can Caroline Kennedy shake up Japan’s sexist politics?

Coco Masters |

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The End of an Icon

Venezuelans react to the death of their larger-than-life president.

Peter Wilson |

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Mad Money

Why foreign aid is at the heart of civil war in Congo.

Anjan Sundaram |

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What Happened in Luvungi?

On rape and truth in Congo.

Laura Heaton |

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The Fall and Rise of Raila Odinga

In Kenya's contested election, the tortured past of family dynasty is alive but not quite well.

James Verini |

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The Brotherhood vs. the Free Press

Egypt's new rulers are determined to tighten their grip on the media scene in Cairo. I should know -- they had me fired.

Hani Shukrallah |

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Vote M for Murder

In Kenya, politics is simply the continuation of war, by other means.

James Verini |

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Give Me Shelter

Syrians brave bombs and bullets to deliver aid to their war-torn country.

Justin Vela |

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Sneaking in the Back Door

Did Hugo Chávez quietly slip back into Venezuela to die?

Peter Wilson |