Inspector general notes rate as "abnormal."
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Iran's president came to office promising liberalization and a better relationship with the West. But can he really have both?
After years of bloodshed, Colombia's government is teaming up with its former rebel enemies to beat the drug problem.
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How history, greed, and nepotism are preventing the continent from securing itself against al-Shabab, Boko Haram, and other threats.
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The president's biggest foreign-policy speech in a year will be showy and ambitious but can't paper over his administration's lack of focus.
The emerging-market darling is coming apart at the seams. And Boko Haram is just the beginning.
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As the Syrian war rages next door, an unlikely alliance between Hezbollah and the U.S.-funded Lebanese security forces is keeping the violence at bay.
Pyongyang's military is in decline? Think again. New satellite images show that nukes aren't the only thing on North Korea's mind these days.
Why the Russian president is turning to his fellow martial artists to staff an efficient and loyal security force.
The leader of Burma's military is leveraging peace talks to position himself for next year's epochal presidential election.
Why Washington and Silicon Valley must work together to truly understand the world.
Burma's Rohingya minority could fall victim to full-scale genocide if the international community doesn't intervene.
Could anything have prevented the tragedy that is now befalling South Sudan?
What Shakespeare, Lincoln, and "Lone Survivor" teach us about the danger of refusing to confront futility in war.
With the country descending into chaos, President Goodluck Jonathan is running out of excuses and places to hide.
The four functions of China's top national security body.