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If the Japanese can't build a safe reactor, who can?

Tue, 15 Mar 2011 00:00:00 EDT

Who else could build a safe nuclear reactor?

The Arab world isn't clamoring for our help

Tue, 08 Mar 2011 00:00:00 EST

After the mess we left in Iraq, the Arab world isn't clamoring for America's assistance.

Westerners, be careful the company you keep

Mon, 28 Feb 2011 20:00:00 EST

If the West wants credibility in the Arab world, it must cut ties with dictators.

In the Arab world, it's 1848 - not 1989

Mon, 21 Feb 2011 20:00:00 EST

The Arab revolutions are the product of economic, technological, demographic changes.

Channeling Egypt's energy of the crowd into positive change

Tue, 15 Feb 2011 00:00:00 EST

I didn't have a pen in hand when I heard the broadcast from Cairo over the weekend, and I didn't write down the precise words used by a woman demonstrator, interviewed at length by a BBC radio journalist, just after she heard the news of Hosni Mubarak's resignation . But I remember the sentiments...

Channeling Egypt's energy of the crowd into positive change

Tue, 15 Feb 2011 00:00:00 EST

Egypt's army will now have to make institutional changes.

U.S. deeds don't follow U.S. words on Egypt

Tue, 08 Feb 2011 00:00:00 EST

The U.S. missed a chance to nurture civil society in Egypt.

Egypt's uprising should be encouraged

Mon, 31 Jan 2011 00:00:00 EST

Mubarak didn't provide stability -- but repression.

A real-life look at the Gulag

Tue, 25 Jan 2011 00:00:00 EST

'The Way Back' realistically depicts the eastern European experience.

Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution might not install a democracy

Mon, 17 Jan 2011 00:00:00 EST

Seeing a dictator toppled is exhilarating -- but will it bring democracy?

When oil prices rise, Russia has freedom over a barrel

Tue, 04 Jan 2011 00:00:00 EST

Russia's change in tone has a simple explanation: Oil prices have soared.

Jeopardizing democracy in Hungary

Tue, 28 Dec 2010 00:00:00 EST

Hungary is cursed with a leader who is dangerously popular.

In Belarus, a slide toward Eastern aggression

Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 EST

The U.S. and Europe appear too weak to help Belarus in its moment of pain.

In Britain, outrage without a thoughtful outlet

Mon, 13 Dec 2010 20:00:00 EST

Not everybody in Britain feels nostalgic enough to accept spending cuts.

Why the WikiLeaks cables aren't as threatening as advertised

Tue, 07 Dec 2010 00:00:00 EST

Why WikiLeaks' latest disclosures won't change much.

In seeking 'free speech,' Wikileaks strikes a blow against honest speech

Tue, 30 Nov 2010 00:00:00 EST

In the name of 'free speech,' Wikileaks' Julian Assange is making sure it's not blunt.

A NATO for the 21st century

Tue, 23 Nov 2010 00:00:00 EST

The alliance should demonstrate its vitality.

A model for scrimping - in Europe?

Tue, 16 Nov 2010 00:00:00 EST

The U.S. is a great propagandist for free markets, but it hasn't practiced what it preaches.

In Alaska, a preview of the GOP's future

Tue, 09 Nov 2010 00:00:00 EST

The hypocrisy at the heart of the GOP is at its starkest in Alaska.

A weak bomb threat from al-Qaeda

Tue, 02 Nov 2010 00:00:00 EDT

It remains strangely fixated on airplanes and far behind the technological times.

Jon Stewart's march is no laughing matter

Tue, 26 Oct 2010 00:00:00 EDT

If embracing a Jon Stewart rally is the best moderates can do, we're in trouble.

France goes on strike while Britain remains silent

Fri, 22 Oct 2010 00:00:00 EDT

In responding to fiscal crisis, it is astonishing how Britain and France conformed to national stereotypes.

The rise of the 'ordinary' elite

Tue, 12 Oct 2010 00:00:00 EDT

In America, the end of meritocracy will come about slowly.

Terror warnings: Be specific or be quiet

Tue, 05 Oct 2010 00:00:00 EDT

The only people who can profit from terror warnings are the officials who issue them.

Media Files:

China's quiet power grab

Tue, 28 Sep 2010 00:00:00 EDT

We still haven't realized that the scariest thing about China is the arrogance of its diplomats.

Anger over papal visit shows religious freedom is alive and well in Britain

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 00:00:00 EDT

Benedict's visit to Britain turned into an advertisement for religious freedom.

For the U.S., Britain's austerity is a foreign concept

Tue, 14 Sep 2010 00:00:00 EDT

What we could learn from the country's spending cuts.

In Europe, it's no longer East vs. West

Tue, 07 Sep 2010 00:00:00 EDT

On the economy, the continent seems to be redividing itself into 'North' and 'South.'

'It's too soon to tell' how the Iraq war went

Mon, 30 Aug 2010 00:00:00 EDT

I hope Obama will assess the impact seven years of war has had on America.

Why should we care what the Obamas do on vacation?

Tue, 17 Aug 2010 00:00:00 EDT

Why is Martha's Vineyard snobbier than Hyannis Port or even a private Texas ranch?