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In Syria, the People's Demands Are Still Key

Amil Khan | Posted 09.23.2014 | World
Amil Khan

With extremists allying with tribal leaders to take over swathes of Iraq, and Russia and Iran helping keep Bashar al Assad in power in Syria, it is difficult to imagine we ever thought ordinary people had the power to change anything.

Preventive Medicine, Disaster Avoidance, and the Health of a Nation

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dr. Ali Binazir

Like children afraid of the vaccination needle, there are some people in this country who have not yet understood the long-term benefits they have reaped from Barack Obama's presidency. Let's hope enough people do realize it in time for this crucial election.

WATCH: Libya's Graffiti Revolution

Posted 12.07.2011 | Arts

Following Colonel Gaddafi's fall from power, Libya experienced a revolution not only in politics but in imagery as well. Gaddafi and his regime' depic...

Friday Talking Points -- Foreign Policy Issues Reappear

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It has been a big week on the foreign policy front, with the death of Libya's dictator and President Obama's announcement today that all U.S. troops would be out of Iraq by the end of this year.

Contempt of the Corps at Brown University

Anthony Amore | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Anthony Amore

This week, Brown University president Ruth Simmons announced that her campus would continue its policy of excluding the Reserve Officers' Training Cor...

Gaddafi's Loyal-ish Translator Hangs In

MP Nunan | Posted 11.12.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

"One point seven million? One point seven?" Gaddafi fumes. "That's all I'm worth to them?" Seif exhales. "Perhaps that's not the part we should be focusing on, Dad."

Obama's Libya Strategy Proves His Critics Wrong

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The American military continued in a support role -- exactly as Obama told us would happen -- and the outcome, at this point in time, has to be judged a clear success.

Libyan Rebels Battle for Brega

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.19.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

Whoever controls Brega will control the oil the town can ship out, which would be a huge source of income for the rebels. In the end, this war may wind up being one of attrition.

Saki Knafo

Black, Red, Green, and Gaddafi

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 06.06.2011 | World

The flag that flew over Libya during the monarchy that preceded Muammar al-Gaddafi's rule—a black, green, and red tricolor stamped with the star and...

Obama Poll Watch -- March, 2011

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While catastrophic world events dominated the news for most of the month, Obama's approval rating was being hit with a creeping domestic problem -- the rising price of gasoline.

Friday Talking Points [161] -- April Fools

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

To clarify that title: when you pull a prank on this particular day, you're supposed to reveal yourself as the prankster by yelling "April Fools!" (or...

Obama's Libyan Gamble, Week Two

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If the Libyan war ends well, Obama's Libyan gamble will have paid off handsomely. A little more than one week in, things seem to be going fairly well.

Convergence of Interests and Values

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Parvez Ahmed

The Arab spring has offered a Sputnik moment for U.S. foreign policy, as Obama slowly warms up to the idea that transformative change unfortunately necessitates the use of force.

The Chances of Success in Libya

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

Broadly speaking, there are only three possible outcomes in Libya -- win, lose, or stalemate. What chance does each of these have of actually becoming reality in a short stretch of time?

Obama's Libyan Gamble

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Rather than selling a war as an existential threat to America, American democracy, freedom, the flag, Mom, and apple pie (as pretty much every president has done for decades), Barack Obama's approach is something new: war as a nuisance.

The King's Speech

Kathryn Cameron Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathryn Cameron Porter

As we consider the will of a young King to move forward the reforms he started ten years ago, his actions show his commitment to a continuation of reform in Morocco.

The No-Fly Zone Decision

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama is in a tough spot on the whether or not to push for a no-fly zone over Libya. He is weighing the costs and benefits of the situation, and his reluctance to get involved may turn out, in the long run, to be the correct decision.

Africa Union Summit Ends With No Agreement Toward Unity Plan

Daily Nation | HENRY OWUOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The African Union met until the wee hours today but failed to agree on the creation of a new body to move the continent towards a single government. ...