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Top general: Intervention in Syria would be costly, risky

U.S. options for military intervention in Syria would cost "billions" and require massive commitments of troops, plus planes, ships, submarines, and other equipment.

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Egyptian Communists: Morsi ouster reflects popular will

July 6 interview with Salah Adli, the General Secretary of the Egyptian Communist Party.

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Syria, poison gas, and Arabian tales

It is not unlike Sherlock Holmes and the dog that didn't bark. And like Holmes, start with the facts.

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What will Iran’s new president deliver?

The election of Hassan Rouhani as president of Iran was welcomed by thousands coming onto the streets of Tehran and other Iranian cities.

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U.S. intervention in Syria is a dangerous move

The Obama administration's announcement last week that it would start direct military aid to Syrian rebels is a dangerous step in the wrong direction.

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Some 1.5 million disappear in Germany

Hard-hit Berlin, where 400,000 are unaccounted for, will now lose millions of euros in subsidies from the European Union and richer German states.


 

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South Africa: Guptagate and the class nature of corruption

The so-called Guptagate scandal that has gripped South Africa over the past month has further exposed the scale of corruption dogging the ruling ANC. President Zuma was reportedly incandescent with rage.

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Professor Falk stirs a firestorm

It doesn't take much to agitate the defenders of the official orthodoxy.

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The White House's flawed Korea policies

In the current crisis on the Korean Peninsula, the Obama administration is virtually repeating the 2004 Bush playbook.

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Peaceful resolution of Korea confrontation is needed

The U.S. should not use military maneuvers in Korea to try out new weapons and make political points.

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