Amy Hawthorne responds.
Interests rather than principles remain the focus.
Contractors billing for education that barely happened and vast numbers of illiterate recruits in the field? Yes.
The dart-throwing chimp takes a look.
Could it be time to take Karzai's words and actions at face value, and give him what he appears to want?
Egypt's military-led government is expanding its crackdown from the Muslim Brotherhood to academics, bloggers and liberal activists.
Which is more evidence that the peace process is going nowhere fast.
Beware the democracy industrial complex.
Kam Air, accused by a US general of bulk opium smuggling, was exonerated by Afghan investigators. Now it has a green light to bid for US government contracts.
Are defense and intelligence contractors the best choice to manage a threat they've contributed to?
The report by former war crimes prosectors alleges the Syrian regime has tortured 11,000 prisoners. The claim is credible, but don't forget the agenda.
The majority of voters approved the new Egyptian Constitution, but turnout was low and it's not likely to solve many of Egypt's pressing problems.
The charge of having unsound views on Edward Snowden.
Egypt's constitutional referendum, which wraps up today, is taking the country further away from democracy. Many Egyptians seem just fine with that.
Moshe Yaalon peels back the curtain.
Peace talks to end Syria's civil war promise to be at least as irrelevant as previous editions.