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The Long War Reaches Mali

Tom Hayden | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
Tom Hayden

If the terrorism debate is de-politicized, it is clear enough that bin Laden is dead and the original Al Qaeda structurally fragmented and weakened. But "Al Qaeda" is more a resilient insurgent network than a centralized bureaucracy.

February Ratings: A Good Month for CNN

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

CNN continues to lag behind FoxNews and MSNBC in total viewers. But in February, thanks to the upheaval in Northern Africa, CNN was the only one of th...

This Generation's Sputnik Moment

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marc Van Ameringen

Around the world, food prices are surging, with protests breaking out across Northern Africa. And against this backdrop, the scourge of malnutrition continues to ravage more than one billion people.

Giant Leap For Energy On Saharan Desert

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The idea to tap solar power from the Sahara desert to provide CO2-free electricity for Europe and northern Africa has captured the public's imaginatio...