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Turkey’s Tomb Raiders

Turkey's mission to save an ancient tomb in Syria sheds unexpected light on Ankara's complicated regional entanglements.

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A Crackdown in Caracas

Last week’s arrest of the mayor of Caracas marks a dangerous new escalation of Venezuela’s political crisis.

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Can Venezuela’s Opposition Get Its Act Together?

Venezuela is a mess. But the opposition shows little indication that it can take advantage.

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A New Generation Takes to the Streets in Burma

Burma has a long and rich tradition of student protest. Now it's coming alive again.

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Libya Reverses a Purge

Two years ago a flawed law barred Qaddafi-era officials from political life. Now some politicians are having second thoughts.

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Is This Scandal the Proof That Venezuela Has Finally Become a Narco-State?

A Venezuelan defector is accusing the second most powerful main in the regime of running a drug cartel.

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What Today’s Bloody Attack in Tripoli Means for Libya

If the Islamic State is really behind today's attack on a Tripoli hotel, the leaders of Libya's pro-Islamist faction will find themselves facing some hard choices.

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