Topic: Radio Netherlands
Economic misery (or opportunity) drives many Olympic athletes to defect in modern times, but political defections still plague communist bloc teams such as Cuba.
In the trial of former LRA commander Thomas Kwoyelo, the Ugandan government is arguing that the LRA amnesty law is unconstitutional. But guest blogger Ashley Benner warns that striking it down could prolong the LRA crisis.
Is it time to replace bluewater policing with tactics of Jefferson, who defeated the Barbary pirates on land?
A new tape by Al Qaeda's Ayman al-Zawahiri calls for reprisals in Europe, where officials see increasing terrorist activity and anger over provocative depictions of Islam.