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Factchecking Bernie Sanders on income inequality

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders claims that “in America we now have more income and wealth inequality than any other major country on earth.” Not really. Sanders excludes nations such as Russia, Turkey and Brazil from his definition of “major.”... Read more»

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Europe takes a harder line on migrants

The EU is moving away from saving lives, focusing instead on keeping newcomers out.... Read more»1

World War I still etched into European psyche

Later this week, the world will mark 100 years since the assassination of an Austrian prince in the Bosnian city of Sarajevo dragged the great powers of the time into a conflict they called "the war to end all wars." ... Read more»

Cheney's misguided missile attack

Dick Cheney says President Obama scrapped the Bush administration’s missile defense system in Europe “at the mere request” of Russian President Vladimir Putin. That’s false. ... Read more»


How the war in Syria has become a terrible, tragic mess

Syrian civilians are caught in the middle as rebel forces fight the government, Kurdish forces, and each other.... Read more»


Syria’s agony, Washington’s quandary

It's all but official: The United States and its allies have accepted that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its own people and they are prepared to respond. The big question now is how? And, even more important, to what end?... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Filmmaker facing funding deadline for mariachi documentary

Bankruptcy attorney Jesse R. Callahan, Middle East expert Prof. Stephen Zunes, documentary filmmaker Daniel Buckley, and Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry head Glenn Hamer... Read more»


Global power will shift by 2030

A new U.S. intelligence report forecasts an end to U.S. predominance.... Read more»1

Letter from London

Why the euro has made it this far

The single currency's collapse was widely predicted a year ago. But it's still here — and Greece is still a member. Understanding why requires taking a longer view.... Read more»

Guest opinion

McCain: Administration 'behind' on Syria

For 15 months now, the Syrian people have faced an onslaught of violence from Bashar al-Assad. When it comes to the administration's policy toward Syria, to say they are 'leading from behind' is too generous. That suggests they are leading. They are just behind.... Read more»


Thinking through our options in Syria

Syria's complicated situation has defied efforts to formulate solutions that would end the bloodshed there while removing the Assad regime from power. It is not enough for one player to develop a plan—it should consult and coordinate with its partners to push it forward.... Read more»

'Honor killings' target Turkey's LGBTs

Ahmet Yildiz's father, Yahya Yildiz, stands charged with murder after traveling 600 miles, allegedly hunting his son down and then shooting him five times on July 15, 2008. It is viewed as Turkey’s first reported anti-gay “honor killing.” ... Read more»


What motivates an Assad supporter?

Supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have been holding large rallies, but If the pro-government demonstrations subside, analysts say it would likely signal a tipping point for the regime’s grip on power.... Read more»

Syrian army launches crackdown on Turkish border town

Syria’s army began operations Friday to “restore security” in the flashpoint town of Jisr al-Shughur near the Turkish border, where the government says that 120 policemen were killed this week, state television reports.... 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»

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