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The Forgotten Oscar: "Argo" for Best Propaganda

"Argo" is more tone-deaf to the Middle East than "Zero Dark Thirty."
Free Elections Encourage in Sierra Leone, But Most Left Behind by Western Development

Free Elections Encourage in Sierra Leone, But Most Left Behind by Western Development

The citizens of Sierra Leone turned out in droves to vote, but they have failed to benefit from booming oil exploration and the mining industry.
Anything But a Love Triangle: Yemen’s Ex-president, al-Qaeda, and Washington

Anything But a Love Triangle: Yemen's Ex-president, al-Qaeda, and Washington

A review of Gregory Johnsen's "The Last Refuge: al-Qaeda and America's War in Yemen."
President Obama’s Strangely Pragmatic Doctrine

President Obama's Strangely Pragmatic Doctrine

No politician in the U.S. can sell any more American war.
The Real Metric for Syria Is Russia’s Realpolitik

The Real Metric for Syria Is Russia's Realpolitik

His image isn't bolstered by the latest rash of defections, but President Assad cares little about Western perceptions.