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Why World War I still matters, 100 years after it began

One hundred years ago, on the morning of June 28, 1914, a slight, 19-year-old Serbian nationalist raised a small pistol. He fired at the motorcade of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne, and his wife Sophie, killing them both and triggering a chain reaction as the world’s empires reacted to the murders. Within 37 days, the world was at war.... Read more»


McCain: Arab Spring not doomed, despite Benghazi attack

Despite this horrific attack, we cannot give in to the temptation to believe that our support for the democratic aspirations of people in Libya, Egypt, and elsewhere in the broader Middle East is naive or mistaken.... Read more»1

Managing change in Egypt was never going to be easy

The United States faces tremendous challenges balancing the need to support genuine political reform in Egypt with broader regional security interests. ... Read more»

Mubarak convicted, sentenced to life for Arab spring killings

Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president ousted in last year's Arab Spring uprisings, has been convicted of involvement in the murder of nearly 1,000 protesters and sentenced to life in prison.... Read more»

State Department vs. SOPA?

If done wrong, anti-piracy legislation could restrict the rights of Internet users across the country – and put U.S. diplomats in a very awkward position.... Read more»

Tunisia commemorates 1-year anniversary of revolt

Thousands of Tunisians celebrated the one-year anniversary of their uprising that ousted dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in peaceful demonstrations.... Read more»

Occupy Boston protesters inspired by Arab Spring

Some Occupy Boston protesters are keen on comparing their movement to the Arab Spring, and though the situation in Boston is very different from the brutal police crackdowns in Egypt, the arrests by riot police is likely only to escalate animosity on both sides.... Read more»


Europe's lessons from Sept. 11

Some EU lawmakers and civil-rights activists say the post-9/11 solidarity with the United States led to poorly conceived counterterrorism policies that undermine European principles, punishing innocent people instead of potential attackers.... Read more»


The falling dominoes of the Arab Spring

Across the Middle East, the dominoes of the Arab Spring continue to fall. East from Libya, on the other side of the Mediterranean, sits the country that will almost certainly be next — Syria. Events in Libya have shown that bullets are apparently not enough to crush this historic drive for freedom. (with video)... Read more»

No more Mr. Nice Guy

Turkey's prime minister rethinks country's role in Middle East

Uprisings and violent clashes between rebels and government loyalists in neighboring countries are bringing an end to Turkey's 'zero problems with neighbors' policy.... Read more»