Hillary Clinton Has No Regrets About Libya

The intervention didn’t go according to plan. But the Democratic front-runner doesn’t think withdrawing from the Middle East is the answer.


Why Putin Is So Committed to Keeping Assad in Power

Putin's growing military support for the beleaguered Syrian leader is meant to send a clear message to other anxious despots about Russian loyalty to its friends.


Qaddafi Supporters Reemerge in a Disillusioned Libya

In a country wracked by war and dysfunction, memories of the old dictatorship are starting to take on a rosy hue.


Judgment Day for Hissène Habré

Twenty-five years after he fled to Senegal, Chad’s former dictator is on trial for allegedly overseeing the killing and torturing of thousands of his own people. Will his victims see justice?

The Oil and the Glory

When you’re a petrocrat, it’s one day at a time

As part of the tumult roiling the petro-producing world, we took the plunge last week and pondered who would succeed the aging president of one ...

The Oil and the Glory

For petro-autocrats, is that all there is?

When you are the wealthy and powerful leader of a petro-state, what gets you up in the morning? Saving your job -- which has occupied ...

The Oil and the Glory

The Weekly Wrap: May 6, 2011

Speculation: how oil prices (often) happen in the real world  Over the last couple of days, there has been a bloodbath in the oil market ...

The Oil and the Glory

What Saudi’s king has learned from Libya

Libya has bared an uncomfortable truth to Saudi King Abdullah (pictured right above), Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev, Kuwaiti Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (left), and ...

The Oil and the Glory

The Weekly Wrap – March 25, 2011

To keep power, give it away: The autocrats of the petro-driven Middle East are discovering that ushering in democracy is not an altruistic act, but desperation ...

The Oil and the Glory

Back to Saudi’s fault lines

The oil balance is back on precarious footing. The shift of events in Yemen -- President Ali Abdullah Saleh seems to be spending his final ...

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