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I’ve written several times recently to argue that the United States should review the terrorism designation of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and consider removing...

President Obama’s handshake with Cuban President Raul Castro and his “selfie” photograph with the Danish prime minister dominated the diplomatic headlines emerging from Nelson Mandela’s...

If we were the teensiest bit anxious about marital strife in the White House after President Obama yukked it up at Nelson Mandela’s funeral with...

As our Max Boot has written, Nelson Mandela’s example is more proof that individuals and personal choices are the decisive factors in history. By not...

While traveling around the country promoting my last book, Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present, I was...

Professor-cum-blogger Juan Cole's habit of producing illogical analogies to evaluate events in the Middle East is legendary. As Martin Kramer has noted, Cole's faulty...

No, really: that's the headline of the story. Here are the details: The council of world leaders launched by former President Nelson Mandela is sending a...

Gideon Rachman has a good column in the Financial Times in which he argues against the fashionable impulse to ditch democracy promotion simply because President...

There is good and bad news from South Africa. The good news is that the ruling party, the African National Congress, had its first wide-open...

Yesterday on contentions, Gordon Chang called for the United Nations Security Council to vote on a sanctions resolution against the Burmese military junta led...

I know it's unusual, if not unheard of, to read a kind word about Jimmy Carter in these pages. But praise is nevertheless in order...

Over the weekend, the New York Times published an open letter from the Elie Wiesel Foundation, originally released July 11, signed by 51 Nobel laureates,...