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  • People-powered democratic revolts - do they last?

    People-powered democratic revolts - do they last?

    Analyzing a selection of political revolutions - successful and not - around the globe since World War II

  • How 5 revolutions got their names

    Questions are cropping up about the appropriateness of calling Tunisia's uprising the "Jasmine Revolution" – stemming from the fact that the term has been used in reference to Syria in 2005 and even the path that brought ousted Tunisian President Ben Ali to power. But the moniker could stick, at least partially because it's become a tradition of sorts to name the revolutions of the 2000s after colors and flowers and even household items. Here's an overview of some of the popular revolutions – and their nicknames – that preceded Tunisia's ... whatever you want to call it:

  • Georgia nabs Russian 'spy ring,' angering Moscow

    Georgia nabs Russian 'spy ring,' angering Moscow

    Georgia on Friday accused 13 people, including four Russians, of spying for Russia after a four-year investigation.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 09/20

    Children with buckets sit on a sidewalk in Skofla Loka, Slovenia, on Monday.

  • Hillary Clinton slams Russia over Georgia: Why Russia shrugs

    Hillary Clinton slams Russia over Georgia: Why Russia shrugs

    Hillary Clinton criticized Russia's description of Georgia and Ukraine as part of Russian 'zones of influence.' During her five-nation visit to the region she also signed a missile defense deal with Poland. Why is Russian reaction so mild?

  • Hillary Clinton blasts Russia for not honoring cease-fire with Georgia

    Hillary Clinton blasts Russia for not honoring cease-fire with Georgia

    Hillary Clinton rebuked Russia on Monday for failing to live up to the cease-fire agreement it signed nearly two years ago with Georgia.

  • Josef Stalin statue dismantled in the middle of the night

    Josef Stalin statue dismantled in the middle of the night

    Josef Stalin monument, displayed in his hometown of Gori, was dismantled before dawn on Friday.

  • Georgia elections a triumph for Saakashvili

    Georgia elections a triumph for Saakashvili

    The first Georgia elections since the country's defeat in its brief war with Russia in 2008 were a triumph for President Mikhael Saakashvili. His party rolled to victory in major cities, and observers said the poll was reasonably fair.

  • Gallery Best and worst cities to live in

    BAGHDAD: Mercer’s 2010 annual quality of life survey of 221 cites ranked the Iraqi capital as the worst place in the world to live, and the ongoing war and sectarian violence likely weighed heavily in this rating. A lack of security and political stability continue to undermine Baghdad’s quality of living, Mercer found. Iraqi people, seen here through a shrapnel hole, walk past the site of a car bomb in Baghdad on May 13 after an explosion ripped through a popular cafe the night before.

  • Gallery Top uprisings of the past decade

    ARAB SPRING - 2010, Tunisia - The wave of protests still sweeping across the Middle East and North Africa began in Tunisia in response to a young man's self-immolation to protest police corruption and violence. The uprisings spread to Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya, and continues in Syria. Here, protesters stand atop a police vehicle in front of the prime minister's office during a demonstration in downtown Tunis, Tunisia, January 21, 2011.