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Germany Celebrates 20 Years Of Reunification (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN (AP) - Germany's president celebrated the country's new-found national pride but also stressed that more needs to be done to integrate Muslim a...

Lessons of German Unification

Robert B. Zoellick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert B. Zoellick

Twenty years ago Germany was united. In the 11 months after the East Germans breached the Berlin Wall, diplomacy raced toward what now seems a preordained result. But was it?

Angela Merkel Reflects On German Reunification Anniversary

AP | KIRSTEN GRIESHABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — Angela Merkel, the leader of Europe's richest country, still hoards food. That's how much power Cold War-era habits still hold over Ge...

Andrew Bacevich: how war without end became the rule (VIDEO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Lydon

Andrew Bacevich is the soldier turned writer who's still unlearning and puncturing the Washington Rules of national security. The rules have turned i...

The Killing Fields and Indonesia's Relations with Cambodia Revisited

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I first met Benny Widyono at an Indonesian Consulate fete years ago. I knew upon meeting him that he had an extraordinary mind and knew Asia's south...

Gary Hart's New Memoir Shows the Continuity in Contemporary History

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
William Bradley

Reading the book I'm struck by the threads of continuity running from 1970 to 2010. America was in a state of imperial overstretch, riven by a foolish war and roiled by divisive politics. And Hart has had a unique vantage point throughout.

ReThink Review: Countdown to Zero -- How I Learned to Start Worrying

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

America's willingness to use nuclear weapons poses one of the globe's biggest threats. As Countdown to Zero illustrates, it's time we take that threat off the table.

Exclusive: French Director Carion Bids Farewell to Russian Spy

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

L'affaire Farewell tells the riveting true tale of a disenchanted KGB colonel who gives state secrets to a French businessman working in Russia.

Don't Blame Palin, Blame Stalin

Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.

For too many years in too many quarters, the name of the game has been blame. It seems that more and more people refuse to accept the responsibility f...

When Paperwork Power Struggles Turn Dangerous

Ed Hooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Hooper

Diluted responsibilities and the lack of definitive chains of command in the U.S. Intelligence community are critically dangerous issues in the public eye.

The Case for Attacking Iran's Nukes

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fernando Espuelas

Some have argued that the Cold War-era mutual assured destruction doctrine would contain Iran. That is a big assumption -- specially in light of the Iranian regime's ideology.

Thank God for the Whistleblowers

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

What WikiLeaks did was brilliant journalism, and the bleating critics from the president on down are revealing just how low a regard they have for the truth.

Jamming for Uncle Sam: Getting the Best From Cultural Diplomacy

Nick Cull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Nick Cull

Does the United States really consider "top tips for getting corporate cash" to bankroll culture the best that we have to offer to artists abroad?

HuffPost Review: Countdown to Zero

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I still marvel at the simplicity and effectiveness of Al Gore and Davis Guggenheim's An Inconvenient Truth as a model of a documentary that manages to...

Closing the Toilet Gap -- Why the Democrats Abandonment of Energy Policy May Have Flushed Our Future

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian Ross

After our eight year Bush and G.O.P. led holiday from reality we now find ourselves years, perhaps even decades, behind Europe in everything from waterless toilets to efficient cars and mass transit.

START-ing the "Countdown to Zero"

Andrea Jimenez Rael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Andrea Jimenez Rael

Ever since the world first witnessed the blossoming of the mushroom cloud we've been living a constant nightmare of international terrorism. Demonstra...

HuffPost Review: Farewell

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Carion's Farewell is that rare surprise -- a political thriller that's more about the emotional components of espionage than it is about the adrenalized mechanics of an operation.

U.S. Detains 12th Person In Russian Spy Probe

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Authorities are detaining a 12th, previously undisclosed person implicated in the federal probe that busted a Cold War-style Russian spy ring, accordi...

In Spy Swap, Agents Were Pawns in a Practiced Game

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — In the rapid-fire spy swap, the United States and Russia worked together as only old enemies could. Less than two weeks after the ...

Russian Spies Deported

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — It took less than a month for the largest U.S.-Russian spy swap since the Cold War to unfold from an idea secretly hatched in the O...

Russian Suspects To Plead Guilty As Part Of Spy Swap

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UPDATE: 3:10 PM ET -- The New York Times is reporting that most if not all of the 10 Russian spy suspects will plead guilty in court today as part of ...

Spy Swap: U.S.-Russia Meetings Reminiscent Of Cold War

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — U.S. and Russian officials met secretively on two continents Wednesday in a likely prelude to one of the largest swaps of accused s...

My One-Man Photographic Investigation Into the Fort Greene (Brooklyn) Russian Spy Ring

Patrick Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Patrick Sauer

To you, these Boris and Natasha wannabes might seem charmingly old school, but to those of us living around here, it's the end-of-the-world-nuclear-annihilation-as-we-know-it all over again.

A Salute to the Mothers of Freedom

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

My mother Gloria was married to a military man. She moved her family 22 times in 31 years, over three continents, through three wars.

Obama Poll Watch -- April, 2010

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama seems to have hit a plateau in his approval ratings, which have remained largely unchanged for the past three months. Could it be that we've all just made up our minds about the job the president is doing?