Editors Picks

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Prepare for the Worst

It's already time to start planning for what happens if the Middle East peace talks fall apart.


Go Big or Go Home

If the United States wants its Middle East mojo back, it's going to have to pay to play.

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If Trayvon Were Pakistani…

Why isn't Obama outraged about a drone war based on profiling?


Law & Order: Eurozone

Whose bright idea was it to make a cop drama that's one part murder mystery, two parts The Hague?

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It’s a … Boy, Is This Insufferable

Why there's absolutely no reason you should care about the royal baby, unless you're British. And even then, probably not.


You Thought the Brotherhood Was Bad?

The Salafi ultra-radicals are now Egypt's new power brokers.


Blood in the Streets

Massacring unarmed protestors is more common than you might think -- and governments often get away with it.


Think Again: Working Women

Why American women are better off than the lean-inners and have-it-allers realize.


Total Recall

If the NSA's massive spying operation sounds a lot like a Bush-era program ... that's because it is.

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After Bernanke

Yes, he saved the global economy. But will he leave behind a ticking time bomb?


Type ‘S’ for Suspicious

DARPA's far-out, high-tech plan to catch the next Edward Snowden.

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Missing Mahmoud

Don’t snicker. Once President Ahmadinejad is gone, there’ll be no one left to stand up to Iran's mullahs.

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Oversight Now

Why Congress needs to go big -- and restrict the power of a runaway executive branch.


Inside the NSA’s Ultra-Secret China Hacking Group

Deep within the National Security Agency, an elite, rarely discussed team of hackers and spies is targeting America's enemies abroad.

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Do Two Dreams Equal a Nightmare?

Why Xi Jinping’s vision of a future China cannot coexist with the American Dream.

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Obama’s Surveillance State

The war on terror has taken over not just U.S. foreign policy, but also our inboxes, smartphones, and Facebook pages. And we're only beginning to understand how much harm that's caused.

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Argentina’s crazy plan to save the economy through money laundering.


Think Again: A Nuclear Iran

Why it won’t be the end of the world if the mullahs get the bomb.

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Obama’s Gray Man

Tom Donilon has amassed enormous behind-the-scenes power as the president’s national security advisor. But now, as the White House shuffles its foreign-policy team, his critics are sharpening their knives.

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The War Professor

Can Obama finally make the legal case for his war on terror?