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Obama: Can his plan save the Levant?
Will Obama's new multilateral strategy against the Islamic State group turn the tide of the conflict?
Last updated: 11 Sep 2014 08:11 GMT
The US and the Arab Awakening: Deja vu?
The Arab revolutions have not changed foreign policy-making in Washington.
Hillary Mann Leverett
Last updated: 11 Feb 2014 09:25 GMT
Obama's crackpot realism and the real crime of Edward Snowden
C Wright Mill's concept of 'crackpot realism' helps explain and define Obama's continuity with George Bush's policies.
Last updated: 16 Jun 2013 18:12 GMT
Full text: President Obama's inaugural speech
In speech delivered after oath for second term, US president touches on healthcare, the economy, divisive politics.
Last updated: 21 Jan 2013 18:12 GMT
The wrecking society: Economics today
The amount of damage being inflicted on countries around the world by bad economic policy is astounding, writes Baker.
Last updated: 15 Oct 2012 10:41 GMT
Herman Cain and the conservative victimology
Herman Cain's claim that he's the real victim reflects a wide-ranging conservative belief with profound consequences.
Last updated: 21 Nov 2011 12:28 GMT
Shooting ourselves in the foot at the UN
Voting "yes" for a Palestinian state is not only a moral decision for the US, but is also in the interest of security.
Last updated: 12 Sep 2011 10:42 GMT
The tragedy of imperial retreat
When the US withdraws from Afghanistan, don't expect much help for the people it leaves behind.
Last updated: 21 Jul 2011 17:16 GMT
To bomb and protect
Instead of bombings, the US should have prevented a politically connected lobbying firm from ending Gaddafi's isolation.
Last updated: 31 Mar 2011 16:56 GMT
Obama and Egypt: Fear and Loathing
A fortnight is a long time in politics - and the past two weeks have left US rhetoric playing catch-up with reality.
Last updated: 08 Feb 2011 13:53 GMT
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Gunning down the taxmen of Somalia
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Down and out in upscale Japan
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printing and the future of disaster relief
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
Protecting Mongolia's parent-less children
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Sistine Chapel for rent: Is nothing sacred?
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Western fascination with 'badass' Kurdish women
Bashir's calculated diplomatic dance
Big rethink for counterterrorism
The dramas North Koreans won't see anymore
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