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Commentary / World Jan 23, 2013

Washington's tangled foreign policy problems

The desert sands of Mali and Algeria provide an unlikely arena for an existential challenge to the global alliance system the United States has managed since World War II. But the hesitant and timid U.S. and European Union responses to the crisis in northwestern ...

Commentary / World Jun 28, 2012

Annan eyes Putin for Syrian settlement

Kofi Annan must strike a deal with the devil to end the sickening atrocities being committed by the Syrian Army. But the devil Annan has in mind is Russian President Vladimir Putin, not his Syrian counterpart Bashar Assad. That is what Annan, whom I first ...