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The United States Botched the Syria Talks Before They Even Began

By kowtowing to Russia and accepting that Bashar al-Assad might be able to stay on, America all but guaranteed Syria's bloody war will drag on.

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Dear Obama, Assad Is the Problem

By refusing to address his fate, the United States is dooming the current round of peace talks to failure.

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North Korea Loves Accusing Americans of ‘Hostile Acts.’ That’s Because ‘Hostile Acts’ Can Be Just About Anything.

An American has been detained in North Korea for conspiring to commit "hostile acts." He's certainly not the first to face those accusations.

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Silicon Valley Squares Off With White House Over Arms Control Pact

The Wassenaar Arrangement aims to reduce the supply of spy software for authoritarian states.

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Why Burma Must Reset Its Relationship With China

Paradoxical as it may sound, Burma’s democratic transition cannot succeed without Beijing.

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