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  • Gestures of censure on Syria show world's outrage, paralysis

     
    The White House has expressed its "absolute disgust" over the latest massacre in Syria. Nine Western nations have expelled Syrian diplomats from their territories to underscore their revulsion. Senior United Nations officials have warned both sides in the...
  • Divisions persist in U.N. over how to halt Syria violence

     
    United Nations diplomats scrambled Wednesday to salvage some vestige of a peace plan that has failed to halt the fighting in Syria or protect civilians from the kind of savagery that took more than 100 lives last week in Houla, most of them women and...
  • Leaders of the Group of 20 nations gather in Mexico

     
    LOS CABOS, Mexico –- With the pro-bailout New Democracy party’s victory in Greece, leaders of the world’s biggest economies averted the worst of possible scenarios heading into their annual summit Monday. The heads of the Group of 20...
  • World of woe, little hope of relief, await U.N. General Assembly

     
    Global Focus: When 120 world leaders and thousands in their entourages gather at the United Nations next week, the woes of the world will be on stage in all their tragic detail: a civil war in Syria, the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, reignited ethnic...
  • Dumpling diplomacy

    Dumpling diplomacy
    Make s'mores, not war. That's the counsel of the T-shirt. Reason enough to boil a batch of the Afghani dumplings called aushak. Honestly, my knowledge of Afghani culture could easily be stuffed into a dumpling. Cultural Crossroad. Hot and Cold. Proxy...
  • Letters to the editor

    Politics of distraction Re “Obama clears himself and staff,” Dec. 16 The election is over and everybody knows that President-elect Barack Obama is working very hard to address a number of serious problems. It's nothing short of outrageous,...
  • The Bush memos: What do they reveal?

    The Bush memos: What do they reveal?
    Today's topic: What do the memos that have been released so far show about the Bush administration's interrogation practices? Complete Dust-Up: Day 1  |  Day 2  |  Day 3 How much did Bush know, and when did he know it? Point: David Kaye The Obama...
  • Chas Freeman dispute about more than just Israel

    Chas Freeman dispute about more than just Israel
    Pity the poor readers whose exposure to the Chas Freeman appointment brouhaha was limited to The Times’ March 12 editorial. Not only would they be under the mistaken notion that the entire controversy was a proxy fight between those who "believe...
  • Forget the two-state solution

    There is no longer a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Forget the endless arguments about who offered what and who spurned whom and whether the Oslo peace process died when Yasser Arafat walked away from the bargaining table or...
  • McManus: A measured U.S. response in Syria

    McManus: A measured U.S. response in Syria
    When pro-democracy demonstrations erupted in Syria this spring, President Obama offered Syrian President Bashar Assad one more chance to embrace reform. "He can lead that transition [to democracy] or get out of the way," Obama said in May. Now, almost...
  • No-nuke world: a pipe dream?

    No-nuke world: a pipe dream?
    Today's topic: Is it even possible to stop the spread of nuclear weapons, let alone completely rid the world of them? Are there some countries that should always maintain nuclear arsenals? Andrew Grotto and Gabriel Schoenfeld finish their debate. America...