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You have to admire U.S. President Barack Obama's attempt to re-open the lines of communication with Iran—but you don't have to admire it much. Iran's real leader, Ayatollah Ali...
The dancing in the streets of Pakistan after the latest political crisis ended may have been overdone, but the relief was genuine. Americans should be dancing in the streets too,...
In his first week in office, President Barack Obama announced the closure of the notorious detention camp at Guantanamo Bay. It was a promise kept and a corner turned—but...
The real wonder of our age is this. You can go on the web, type in PlanetQuest New Worlds Atlas, or Extrasolar Planets Encyclopedia, or NASA Star and Exoplanet Database, and...
Over the past year, the United States and Russia have been drifting into a hostile relationship, driven by the U.S. decision to install antimissile defences in eastern Europe,...
One should not speak ill of the dead, but it's hard to resist the suspicion that the murder of the army chief of staff on March 1 and of the president on March 2 in the small West...
For a decade now, the deadlock between the United States and China on how to deal with global warming has crippled the effort to make an effective international treaty. It's why...
Big crises like the current recession change a lot of things that once seemed to be a permanent part of the landscape. In Japan, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), which has...
A ship I once served in had a small brass plate on the bridge with a quotation from Thucydides, the Greek statesman, historian and seaman of the fourth century BC: “A collision at...
The greatest mistakes are made on the morrow of the greatest victories. Sri Lanka is now approaching a decisive victory in its 26-year war against Tamil separatism, and it is...

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