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Genocide Under Our Watch

Newly declassified White House documents place Richard Clarke and Susan Rice at the forefront of U.S. efforts to limit a robust U.N. peacekeeping operation before and during the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

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Exclusive: Rwanda Revisited

Former President Clinton said he never knew the extent of suffering during Rwanda's genocide. But America's diplomats on the ground knew exactly what was happening -- and they told Washington.

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From Tel Aviv to Turtle Bay

The White House hoped a new Israeli prime minister would resume peace talks with the Palestinians. With Netanyahu holding on, the administration is weighing a turn to the U.N. to help force a deal.

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Nobody Puts Nouri in the Corner

Kicked to the curb by the United States, the former Iraqi prime minister is quietly plotting a return to power. And it won’t be pretty.

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White House: We’re Not Indecisive — We’re Practicing ‘Strategic Patience’

Critics accuse the administration of being too slow to act in Syria and Russia. In a new strategy document, the White House says that was the plan all along.

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Inside the White House Fight Over the Slaughter in South Sudan

Many in the administration believe an arms embargo is essential to stopping South Sudan's bloodshed. Why had Susan Rice been blocking it?

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Profit and Loss in Somalia

A former Delta Force soldier went to Mogadishu to help a little-known company train African soldiers to fight al-Shabab. He never came home.

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Top War Crimes Diplomat Stepping Down

Stephen Rapp was passionately devoted to human rights, but he has struggled to get the Obama administration to live up to its own ideals.

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Rewriting Syria's War

An influential, unpublished report looks to radically revise notions of how to achieve peace in this war-torn country.

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