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'We Want to Flourish'

Watch what happens when a young Egyptian woman and a young Chinese woman discuss free speech.

Hong Kong's Angry, Anti-Mainland Counter-Vigil

Some here think the usual Tiananmen commemoration is too soft on the Communist Party.

Is Ukraine More Like Latvia or Greece?

This question might seem odd, but it's at the heart of what world leaders need to grapple with at the G7 summit this week.

Green Day

The Obama Administration's ambitious new clean energy policy has the coal industry on the warpath.

Building Palestinian Democracy, One Brick at a Time

Palestinian businessman Bashar al-Masri has a plan for building democracy on the West Bank. And it's not really about politics.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Leadership

Why is President Obama afraid to talk about the real levers of American exceptionalism?

If All Else Fails, Blame the Israelis

The Turkish indictment of Israeli officials for the Mavi Marmara raid looks like a cynical ploy by Recep Tayyip Erdogan to shore up his popularity.

Sisi's Big Day Is a Bust

The Egyptian election was supposed to bring the former Army chief to office on a massive wave of popular support. So why did so many voters stay home?

Exit 9/11 Through the Gift Shop

The X-Men take on the Grief-Industrial Complex. SNIKT!

Exclusive: Inside the FBI’s Fight Against Chinese Cyber Espionage

An American solar panel company wondered why Chinese firms kept undercutting their prices. Then the FBI knocked on their door.

The House of Habsburg, Revisited

Nearly a century after its spectacular demise, why Europe's most embarrassing anachronism is making a comeback.

The Bore Room

The election of the European Commission’s president may not be exciting -- but it’s far more important than cranky, skeptical pundits are willing to admit.

Russia to Veto ICC War Crimes Probe for Syria

Russia will veto a U.S.- and French-backed Security Council resolution that would have authorized an investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC) into mass crimes by Syria's government and rebels, dealing a decisive blow to international...Show More Summary

GOP Senator to FBI Chief: Stop Encouraging Kids to Smoke Weed

FBI Director James Comey was on Capitol Hill Wednesday to talk about the threat of Chinese cyber hackers and the spawn of Al Qaeda plotting attacks inside the United States. But Alabama Republican Senator Jeff Sessions had a matter of...Show More Summary

Rand Paul Goes Down Swinging Against Obama's Judicial Nominee

The White House's decision to release a secret memo describing its legal justification for killing U.S. citizens abroad has paved the way for he confirmation of David Barron, the author of the memo, to the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Show More Summary

Forget Ukraine: Washington's Now Targeting Russians Tied to a Dead Lawyer

The Obama administration added more Russian names to a U.S. blacklist Tuesday, risking a further deterioration in Washington's already troubled relationship with Moscow. The trigger wasn't the high-profile standoff over the future of eastern Ukraine, however. Show More Summary

Exclusive: Powerful Pro-Israel Lawmaker Suddenly Pulls Pro-Israel Bill

Facing a difficult vote that would have forced Democrats to choose sides between the White House and members of the pro-Israel community, Senator Bob Menendez, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, removed a key piece...Show More Summary

Russia Says U.N. Turns Blind Eye to Ukraine's Rights Abuses

Russia on Friday took aim at the United Nations and other international human rights monitors, claiming that their assessments of conditions in Ukraine fell far off the mark and were distorted by the biases of Kiev's pro-Western supporters. The...Show More Summary

Did Obama Wait Too Long to Engage Narendra Modi?

With a simple phone call on Friday afternoon, President Obama invited the next prime minister of India to the United States and effectively ended an almost decade-long visa ban on the controversial Indian politician Narendra Modi. The...Show More Summary

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