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Will Gaddafi reverse the tide of the Arab Spring?

Mon, 14 Mar 2011 00:00:00 EDT

Ever since Tunisian fruit seller Mohammed Bouazizi set himself ablaze 86 days ago, the Arab uprising has been a mutating virus. That is why Moammar Gaddafi - who has set Libya ablaze - has become so important.



Amid the Mideast protests, where is Saudi Arabia?

Fri, 25 Feb 2011 00:00:00 EST

In the Mideast opera, the fat lady hasn't sung -- but that may be about to change.



The upsides of Egypt's revolution

Mon, 14 Feb 2011 00:00:00 EST

It's hard to imagine the country's foreign policy getting worse.



Obama administration could still get it right on Egypt

Thu, 27 Jan 2011 20:00:00 EST

America has the ability to influence a peaceful transition of power in Egypt.
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Mideast threats that can't be ignored

Fri, 14 Jan 2011 00:00:00 EST

The U.S. ought to prepare to be on the right side of war or revolution.



Dangerously silent on human rights

Mon, 03 Jan 2011 00:00:00 EST

The U.S. stands idle as basic rights get trampled.



A democratic test for Venezuela

Mon, 20 Dec 2010 00:00:00 EST

U.S. pressure on Venezuela might help loosen Chavez's grip.



How WikiLeaks cables capture 21st-century Turkey

Sun, 05 Dec 2010 21:00:00 EST

It's a model of the tricky 21st-century relationships the U.S. will have to manage.
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Obama's foreign policy needs an update

Mon, 22 Nov 2010 00:00:00 EST

His foreign policy would have made sense in 1983.



Obama's silence on a jailed Russian dissident

Mon, 08 Nov 2010 00:00:00 EST

Jailed Russian dissident needs U.S. support, yet Obama remains silent.



Jailed Russian dissident needs Obama's support

Mon, 08 Nov 2010 00:00:00 EST

The president should show a stronger support to help jailed Russian dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky.



Time to reboot our push for global Internet freedom

Mon, 25 Oct 2010 00:00:00 EDT

How to destroy the Internet controls of Iran and other dictatorships.
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Obama administration relies on diplomacy by timetable

Mon, 11 Oct 2010 00:00:00 EDT

In the Obama administration, deadilne-driven negotiating is becoming an end in itself.



Is Hugo Chavez a real threat to the U.S.?

Mon, 27 Sep 2010 00:00:00 EDT

Or is he a buffoonish nuisance who is best ignored?



Who's bluffing: Abbas or Netanyahu?

Mon, 13 Sep 2010 00:00:00 EDT

Mideast leaders' words aren't always what they seem.



Can Raul Castro modernize and stabilize Cuba?

Mon, 09 Aug 2010 00:00:00 EDT

Some argue that Raul Castro is modernizing Cuba.
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U.S. falls short in helping Mexico end its drug war

Mon, 26 Jul 2010 00:00:00 EDT

The U.S. falls short in helping Mexico end its drug war.


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Challenging Chavez's grip on Venezuela

Mon, 12 Jul 2010 00:00:00 EDT

Silencing media could mark an effort to control Venezuela's next big election.



Flirting with zealotry in Malaysia

Mon, 28 Jun 2010 00:00:00 EDT

Another U.S. friend waxes anti-Israel.


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A surge of problems in Afghanistan

Mon, 14 Jun 2010 00:00:00 EDT

With a surge in Taliban attacks, the trend lines in Afghanistan do not look good.
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Obama's national security strategy is light on the human rights agenda

Mon, 31 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT

Something is missing from Obama's new national security strategy.



Can Obama save his Afghanistan surge?

Fri, 14 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT

Obama's Afghanistan strategy isn't working. Will it ever?



Obama's diplomacy, not fully engaged

Mon, 03 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT

What happened to Obama's promise to genuinely engage with our allies?



A Mideast opportunity Obama shouldn't ignore

Mon, 19 Apr 2010 00:00:00 EDT

Mideast democratization is a better bet than a peace deal right now.
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A familiar obstacle to Mideast peace: Mahmoud Abbas

Mon, 22 Mar 2010 00:00:00 EDT

Settlements are not the only things blocking Mideast peace.



Where are Obama's foreign confidants?

Mon, 08 Mar 2010 00:00:00 EST

It's hard to know how many foreign allies Obama considers as confidants.


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Will Iraq be an Obama achievement or nightmare?

Mon, 22 Feb 2010 00:00:00 EST

How odd that Iraq is no longer a top priority in Washington.


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Obama's retreat from the global stage

Mon, 08 Feb 2010 00:00:00 EST

Is Obama reacting to political trouble at home by turning his back on foreign affairs?
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How Hugo Chavez's revolution crumbled

Mon, 25 Jan 2010 00:00:00 EST

Hugo Chavez's ideological campaign is finally on the brink of collapse.



U.S. ambition alone won't forge Mideast peace

Mon, 11 Jan 2010 00:00:00 EST

The Obama administration may be setting itself up for failure in the Middle East.



Jackson Diehl on how Obama's policy is bearing fruit

Mon, 14 Dec 2009 00:00:00 EST

The Obama doctrine's results are starting to come in.


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Arab disappointment with Obama

Mon, 30 Nov 2009 00:00:00 EST

Obama's vision for the Middle East doesn't include "a new beginning" in its politics.
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Jackson Diehl on Obama's Afghan indecision

Sun, 15 Nov 2009 00:00:00 EST

No one accused Bush of dithering. Why does Obama keep hearing the taunt?



Jackson Diehl on Iran's unlovable opposition

Mon, 02 Nov 2009 00:00:00 EST

Even if its leaders supplant the current regime, the biggest changes might be of style.


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