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Obama's year of Iran
Foreign policy, specifically relations with Iran, remains a big challenge for Obama's second term.
Last updated: 07 Feb 2013 11:21 GMT
Leon Panetta sworn in as US defence secretary
Former CIA director succeeds Robert Gates to become first Democrat to take charge of the Pentagon since 1997.
Last updated: 01 Jul 2011 18:58 GMT
MAD no more?
In the abscence of reconciliatory dialogue, nuclear weapons are a useful tool for so-called "self-deterrence".
Last updated: 29 Apr 2011 16:03 GMT
North Korea on a path to war with US
The United States and North Korea could go to war as early as this year, warned former US Defense Secretary William Perry.
Last updated: 15 Jul 2003 12:36 GMT
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Gunning down the taxmen of Somalia
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
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
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
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Sistine Chapel for rent: Is nothing sacred?
What happens to the Caucasus when Russia stumbles
Will France take Sarkozy back?
Western fascination with 'badass' Kurdish women
Bashir's calculated diplomatic dance
Big rethink for counterterrorism
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