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What the commander of America's first modern war tells us about our first post-modern war.
The president isn't claiming too much power to kill Americans who join al Qaeda -- but too little.
No, Mr. President, it's not OK if our allies get nuclear weapons.
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If history is any guide, today’s assassination in Tunisia could set off a dangerous revolutionary dynamic.
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Democracy Lab is celebrating its first anniversary. Here are some of the things we've learned over the past year -- and where we're headed in year two.
Are you kidding me? Of course it's important that Hagel fought in Vietnam.
Will Japan's new prime minister really take back his country's apology for World War II?
An insurrection along the Suez Canal represents the greatest threat yet to the Muslim Brotherhood's rule in Egypt.
After Republicans' election-year drubbing, the United States has an historic opportunity to fix its broken immigration system. And the arguments against reform simply don't hold up anymore.
Organizing the first post-apartheid election in 1994 took a lot of logistical planning and political inclusion. But it also took a lot of creativity in finding solutions to the numerous problems that arose.
Egypt is witnessing the slow-motion collapse of a stagnant and brutal political order.
Hugo Chávez has left a profound mark on Venezuela. But how much of his legacy will remain when he’s gone?
Congratulations, Mr. President. Now it's time to make good on your promise to engage Iran.
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