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The Eleventh Hour

What we can learn from the Great War and the 'Petty Peace that followed'

Commentary: Many of the crises we face today follow from what was done — and not done — after ‘the eleventh hour’ ended World War I.... Read more»0

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For a brief moment on Nov. 22, White House became a backwater

Commentary: A young reporter found the president’s staff arguing over whether to order the American flag lowered after reports that President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963.... Read more»0

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Remembering Martin Luther King and the March on Washington

What’s largely forgotten now, in the plethora of articles and books about the great “March On Washington for Freedom and Jobs” 50 years ago this month, is the fear it engendered among many white people in the nation’s capital. Not all in King's dream came true, but could he have imagined a black man in the White House?... Read more»0

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Farewell, my Washington Post

People everywhere who are interested in the news about the news were startled and saddened to learn that The Washington Post had been sold — but none more than those who had once worked for that storied paper, which even The New York Times called a “crown jewel” in the newspaper trade. ... Read more»0

Is this election really all about race and national identity?

There are several ways to parse this year’s presidential election. Many see Obama’s policies of inclusion as undermining whites’ view of citizenship... Read more»0

Analysis

A tale of two monsters: Bin Laden and Mladic

Inevitably, comparisons are being made between the hunts for Bosnian Serb commander, Ratko Mladic, who was finally arrested for war crimes after 16 years on the run last week, and Osama bin Laden, who was tracked down and killed after nearly a decade in hiding.... Read more»0

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Obama's call for Israel to return to 1967 borders a bold move

In his speech Thursday, President Barack Obama made it clear to both the Israelis and the Palestinians the status quo was "unsustainable," and that "Israel must act boldly to advance a lasting peace."... Read more»0

Bin Laden's death could be game-changer in Afghan war

Now that bin Laden is gone, will the Pashtun tribal leaders in Afghanistan and their followers lose heart and be more willing to come over to the government side as some, such as Gen. John Campbell, have suggested?... Read more»0

How much did Pakistan know?

Questions abound about duplicity and incompetence in the bin Laden raid. The damage done to the Pakistani military’s reputation seems far worse as it stands now than it would have been had it known and cooperated in the operation.... Read more»0

Analysis

Bin Laden's death further complicates U.S.-Pakistan relationship

The United States and Pakistan both have their own agendas in battling extremist terrorism.... Read more»0

Analysis

Why rush to war over Libya?

One might have thought, having been bogged down in Afghanistan for 10 years, and with Iraq as yet unfinished business, our politicians would be more cautious about going to war in Libya. Yet a rising number are not.... Read more»0

A look at democracy: Shootings in Arizona and Pakistan

Within days of each other murders in Pakistan and Arizona shocked their respective nations. Americans did not debate whether the murders were justified. No one argued that they were. Earlier in Islamabad, just about as many bullets as were fired in Tucson were fired into the back of Salman Taseer, governor of the Punjab, by one of his bodyguards.... Read more»0

The world in 2011: A look at the year ahead

The New Year is a time for predictions, so here are a few for 2011. U.S. President Barack Obama will not earn his Nobel Peace Prize retroactively by bringing peace to the Middle East this year. Israel will not halt its settlement activity, and the Palestinians will not enter serious negotiations.... Read more»0

Analysis: Richard Holbrooke’s last doubts

President Barack Obama’s special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, who died Monday, held deep doubts about the war he was publicly defending — thoughts he is reported to have expressed on his death bed.... Read more»0

Pakistan: Sum of all America’s fears

I must say I wasn't sorry to leave Karachi, Pakistan's crumbling, seaport city and financial center on the Arabian sea. A city of more that 18 million, Karachi is rife with violence and may be home to more Al Qaeda leaders than Waziristan on the frontier with Afghanistan.... Read more»1

As transition nears, Afghan military training stepped up

The buzzword around Kabul these days is "transition," meaning the gradual transfer of security for this country away from NATO to the Afghan National Army and police. Training the Afghan army has become essential part of the mission in Afghanistan.... Read more»0

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