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Ivory Coast: Standoff in an Imperfect Storm

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Once known as the Paris of West Africa, the Ivory Coast has undergone a decade of turmoil. The latest deadlock threatens regional peace and could influence dozens of elections scheduled throughout the continent this year.

The Affluent, Failing, Public School: Does It Really Exist?

Martha Infante | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Martha Infante

If bad teachers are everywhere, then failing schools must be everywhere too. Thus I began my search for affluent, failing schools with the information available on the world wide web.

How to Deal with Iran

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

It seems to be an open-and-shut case. Nuclear weapons are bad. It's best for the world if no more countries acquire nuclear weapons. Iran is currently...

Iran Stoning Sentence Stirs Internal Debate Of Koranic Interpretation, Foreign Policy Issues

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iran's hard-line government holds fast to the belief that relenting under international pressure is a great blunder because, ultimately, it just invit...

Half Way There: Why the U.S. Can't Stop at Sanctions on North Korea

Nicole Finnemann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicole Finnemann

It is time to sanction the North Korean elite, and engage North Korean society. The best and most legal way to begin is through the long term strategy of academic engagement.

Pack Your Bags for Cuba? Maybe Soon, If You Have a Good Reason

Jake Colvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Jake Colvin

Given that American citizens can get to China, Iran and Vietnam on a U.S. passport, it is a wonder Cuba is still largely off-limits.

The War Against Iran Begins

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

If Jeffrey Goldberg's irresponsible myth-building sounds familiar, it's because this is exact the same "journalmalism" technique utilized in the lead-up to the Iraq invasion.

UN Removes Five Taliban From Its Blacklist (Two Are Dead)

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The negotiations with the Taliban that Karzai is initiating may not bode well for women.

Never Again: Germany's Responsibility

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

A few nations and their leaders mouth words of support for Israel and her people while adopting policies of appeasement. We have been here before.

Adam Rose Discusses USC Scandal On ESPN (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Huff TV

Huffington Post Associate Editor Adam Rose went on ESPN this afternoon to discuss the ways in which the University of Southern California is respondin...

Can Obama Keep His Promise to Iran's Youth?

Jamal Abdi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Abdi

Instead of targeting Iranian government officials connected to the nuclear program or who are complicit in human rights abuses, the new sanctions are punishing young Iranians who have been the greatest allies of democracy, human rights, and accountability in Iran.

"Defectors" and the Unfolding Intelligence Failure on Iran's Nuclear Program

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

Why is no journalist from a major media outlet asking why the Obama administration pushed for new Iran sanctions, when there is clear disagreement and desperation in the U.S. Intelligence Community regarding Iran's nuclear program?

Obama: New Iran Sanctions Toughest Ever

Reuters | Ross Colvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Barack Obama signed into law on Thursday far-reaching new sanctions on Iran that aim to squeeze the Islamic Republic's fuel imports and deep...

Obama's Pursuit of Sanctions Came at Expense of Human Rights

David Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Elliott

New Iran sanctions finally came to fruition just days before the June 12 anniversary of Iran's dubious presidential elections, some observers concluded that the new sanctions must have been a result of the Iranian government's atrocious human rights violations.

Burma's Continuing Agony

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Doug Bandow

Nobel laureate and Burmese democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi turned 65 today. She has spent 15 of the last 21 years in prison or under house arrest. There is no end to her, or her nation's, agony in sight.

Turkey and the West: Everybody Take a Valium

Doug Sarro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Doug Sarro

Washington's central challenge is not to turn back the clock and keep Turkey firmly in its orbit.

The Green Movement in Iran Is Alive, and Important

James Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Miller

On June 12, 2009, Iran's now infamous elections were held. The idea that the Green Movement would be successful in a few short months is ridiculous -- revolutions are not won in a day.

Obama's Charade on Iran Sanctions

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

A UN resolution passed today imposes new sanctions on Iran, which the Obama administration is spinning into both a great diplomatic achievement and a serious intensification of international pressure on Iran. It is neither.

Sri Lanka's Defining Moment?

Sandeep Gopalan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sandeep Gopalan

There are allegations that the media in Sri Lanka has been intimidated through killings, torture, disappearances and detentions. Accurate reporting is the casualty.

Shahram Amiri Defects To US: Missing Iranian Nuclear Scientist Helping CIA, Reports ABC News

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) WASHINGTON — An Iranian nuclear scientist who had been reported missing since last summer has defected to the U.S. and is assisting the CIA in ...

War With Iran by Any Other Name

Jamal Abdi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Abdi

In an address to AIPAC, Sen. Lindsay Graham reduced the debate on Iran policy to a false choice between all-out war or a second Holocaust.

Why Sanctions Against Iran Will (Almost Surely) Fail

Daniel Ammann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Ammann

There will always be the need for hard currency. There will always be national interests. There will always be traders like Marc Rich.

As Iran's Leaders Move Forward on Nuclear Deal, They Vow to Scrap if More UN Sanctions

Geneive Abdo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Geneive Abdo

Iran seems to be cooperating for the first time in years. It is in the West's interest not to add this opportunity to all the missed chances of engagement that have occurred over the last 30 years.

U.S. Moves Goalposts On Iran And Changes Uranium Details

The New York Times | Roger Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Americans see Iranians as "devious, mendacious, fanatical, violent and incomprehensible." Iranians, in turn, see Americans as "belligerent, sanctimoni...

Iran: The Limits to Sanctions

Richard N. Haass | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard N. Haass

Absent a change of heart in Iran -- or better yet a change of government in Tehran -- the world will soon reach the long-predicted fork in the road: military action or accepting to live with a nuclear Iran.