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Few in Kiev See Hope in the New Cease-Fire

Will the new cease-fire agreement bring peace to Ukraine? In Kiev, few see grounds for hope.

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In Egypt, Police Are the Real Hooligans

Deaths outside a Cairo soccer stadium are par for the course with Egypt's unreformed and unrepentant police force.

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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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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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How to Contain an Asian Country That Will Remain Nameless

U.S. naval forces are about to release a revised maritime strategy. The last one, in 2007, didn't mention China. Don't bet on that this time around.

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The U.N. Is Making a Last-Ditch Effort for Peace in Libya

The United Nations is making a last-ditch drive to head off Libya's civil war. Don't hold your breath.

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