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  • What Uganda Owes Gays

    By demonizing and criminalizing homosexual, Uganda's leaders fails to acknowledge the debt the country owes to gay activbists in the fight against HIV

  • Will the Saudis Kill the Arab Spring?

    In his speech last week on the Middle East, President Barack Obama left little doubt that America stands with the people of the region in their demand for change. This puts the U.S. on a collision course with Saudi Arabia.

  • Send Syria’s Chemical Arms to Albania

    So far, the effort to strip Syria of its chemical weapons capacity has gone surprisingly well. In difficult circumstances, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons met a Nov. 1 deadline for disabling all the country’s declared production facilities and assembly plants.

  • Is Brazil’s President a Party Girl for Privatization?

    When is privatization not privatization?

  • What Pakistan Can Teach the U.S. About Egypt

    Egypt finally has a freely elected president. That hardly brightens the prospect for a transition to true democracy, however, given that the country’s generals have made clear it is they who are actually in charge.

  • Questions for the Foreign Affairs Debate

    It’s almost inevitable that the foreign policy debate between U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will feature much useless arguing about who said what, and when, about the fatal attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

  • Brazilians Rally Round their Rogue Shopping Malls

    When news broke this week that 28 of Sao Paulo’s shopping malls were out of line with official regulations, inhabitants of South America’s biggest city expressed alarm.

  • Making Real the Obama Iran Victories That Never Were: Vali Nasr

    It wasn’t so long ago that the Obama administration was proudly proclaiming success in dealing with Iran, succeeding where the Bush administration had failed. For a time, a presumably weakened and isolated Iran was less of a worry.

  • Yes, Torture Can Work, and Yes, It's Still Wrong

    The anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden has renewed a yearlong debate in the U.S. The question: Did torture of captured al-Qaeda agents provide intelligence essential to that operation?

  • China’s Blog Censorship Rules Have U.S. Parallels

    What’s the opposite of free speech? If you answered, “totalitarian censorship,” you are right -- and you are old.

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