May 20, 2010

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The LWOT: US asserts right to target Americans; Shahzad appears in court

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The Wise Men and The Bomb

Some of the leading figures of the atomic age argue for a dramatic reduction in nuclear weapons — ultimately down to zero. Why?

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Ethiopia’s Democratic Sham

A government clampdown has rendered the outcome of Sunday's parliamentary elections a foregone conclusion. Washington doesn't seem to mind that its ally, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, is assured a win.

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Indonesia Learns Chinese

A once-banned language makes a comeback.

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Rise of the Eurocons

Why the continent's conservative moment won't last.

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Turkey’s Zero-Problems Foreign Policy

The Turkish government this week brokered an 11th-hour nuclear fuel swap deal with Iran. Turkey's foreign minister explains the principles that made it possible.

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Beijing’s Billions

China's foreign-policy ambitions could change the way it spends its money abroad.

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Afghanistan’s Might-Have Been

Former presidential hopeful Abdullah Abdullah tells Washington that supporting Hamid Karzai and doing right by Afghanistan aren't the same thing.

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Five Primaries Where the World Matters

From immigration to defense spending to Israel, foreign policy is making a surprising showing this election season.

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