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In a country still so divided, the words of the song -- Imagine all the people, living life in peace -- has special resonance.
Since the end to the U.S. wars in Southeast Asia, many other wars have been waged, in other parts of the world, in new terrain, villages, and communities. Yet, the wars in Southeast Asia lingers.
The Vietnamese-born artist Huong has created an immense mural that depicts the horror of war and the imperative of peace.
Poet Kyle Dargan takes us on a bombing mission.
The EU has an army of sorts. Maybe it should start using it for the common good.
Barack Obama could open a new chapter in U.S.-Iranian relations by visiting Iran. He wouldn't be alone.
A new National Intelligence Council report forecasts a decline in U.S. power and an increase in competition for dwindling energy supplies that could lead to heightened tensions, internal conflict, and terrorism.
When a group of militants wages a ruthless campaign against civilians, a government certainly must respond. But the issue is: what kind of response?
A New York Times editorial advises China to adopt an American-style mass consumer economy that would be a recipe for economic, environmental, and probably political, disaster.
Exercising too much caution, if it translates into maintaining the status quo, would be a profound mistake.