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  • Terrorism & Security Libya's antigovernment protests escalate on 'day of rage' against Muammar Qaddafi

    Libya's leader Col. Muammar Qaddafi tried to appease protesters after fierce clashes Wednesday, but unrest continued today in a proclaimed 'day of rage.' Protests have now reached four cities.
    02/17/2011 09:17 am

  • Countries in the Middle East where the 'winds of change' are blowing

    Those who said that "winds of change" were blowing through the Middle East were right. The past two months have seen a series of stunning political shifts that began with Tunisians' ousting of their former president in mid-January. Tunis and Cairo's cries, first of first anger and then of jubilation, have been beamed into living rooms across the region and are now reverberating along the North African coast, through the Gulf, and up into the Levant. Here is a look at where those "winds of change" are taking us. (Editor's note: This is an updated version of a story that originally ran on Feb. 2 and will be continually updated.)
    02/16/2011 11:31 am

  • In Pictures Mubarak's rule
  • Reagan's 100th birthday: 10 defining moments

    American's 40th president, Ronald Reagan, would have turned 100 on Sunday. He presided during the last legs of the cold war and argued for smaller government. As much of the US political world notes the centennial of his birth, here are 10 things that define Reagan, and through which, he helped define the world.
    02/05/2011 09:20 am

  • Africa Monitor How revolt in Egypt, Tunisia plays in South Africa

    As the number of young people in South Africa increases and access to the Internet improves, so too will access to the kind of resistance we’re witnessing in Egypt and Tunisia, writes guest blogger Khadija Patel.
    02/02/2011 12:36 pm

  • Africa Monitor Will Sudan referendum inspire secessionists elsewhere in Africa?

    New countries borne of partitions and border changes are not common, but will partial autonomy in Somaliland lead to secession now that South Sudan provides an example?
    01/12/2011 10:05 am

  • North Korea and Iran: How the two states test US diplomacy

    North Korea is seen as an unpredictable 'spoiled child.' Iran is seen as a rational but aggressive nation. Each have nuclear programs, but pose unique problems for US security.
    12/12/2010 11:15 am

  • Editor's Blog WikiLeaks: A trivial gain, a profound loss

    We know more about the world after the WikiLeaks dump. But because trust and confidentiality are essential in diplomacy, we'll soon know less.
    12/05/2010 03:17 pm

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 11/29
  • WikiLeaks documents: five world leaders disparaged by US diplomats

    World leaders smile and back-slap like old friends at summit meeting photo-ops. But behind the bonhomie they may be judging each other’s strengths and weaknesses with the brutal candor of high school students sizing up rivals. The huge cache of diplomatic cables made public by WikiLeaks contain frank assessments of many top geopolitical players – and predictions as to how their personalities might affect US politics.
    11/29/2010 02:35 pm

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