Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf states are using their wealth to counter external challenges (Iran) and internal ones (the Arab Awakening).
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and Czech leader Vaclav Havel, although political opposites, shared some things in common.
Russians are coming out onto the streets to transform their country once again.
Unless there is a decisive turn in events, Washington might be getting closer to losing a powerful ally in a much-troubled and highly strategic region.
A poem about Hillary Clinton's visit to see Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma.
The Obama administration has achance to use the death of Kim Jong Il to open a new chapter in its relationship with North Korea.
The WTO should stop insisting on an out-of-date trade agenda. It should get back on track -- or get out of the way -- to support fresh approaches that bolster local food systems.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and Czech leader Vaclav Havel occupied the opposite ends of the political continuum.
Given the history of Western support for corrupt secular governments, the popularity of moderate Islamist parties should come as little surprise--nor should it be cause for concern.