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Appeasing a tougher Tehran

One year after a tainted election provoked a popular uprising in Iran, the regime has lost significant legitimacy at home. But contrary to a seductive narrative that emerged in the West, Tehran's influence in the Middle East did not diminish as the regime scrambled to ensure its survival.... Read more»

Opinion: Israel must end the Gaza blockade

It’s time for Israel to end its three-year blockade of Gaza and for the international community to abandon its failed policy of trying to isolate Hamas.... Read more»


Pushed by China, Tibetans leave Nepal

Political instability, economic uncertainty and pressure from China bear down on one of world's most vulnerable populations.... Read more»