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  • Treaties — as American as Ben Franklin

     Treaties — as American as Ben Franklin
    However the Syrian crisis turns out, it holds a lesson for American leaders. They have often been ready to confront those who violate international norms, such as Syrian President Bashar Assad, but reluctant to join worldwide agreements that express those...
  • A shaky but promising deal on Syria

    A shaky but promising deal on Syria
    United Nations inspectors aren't saying who launched the chemical weapons attack that killed 1,400 people in Syria in August, but it would be difficult for anyone — including President Bashar Assad's apologists in Moscow — to maintain the...
  • Fighting words from Vladimir Putin

    While the slaughter goes on in the Syrian civil war, a remarkable war of words has broken out over the threatened use of American force there, led by of all people Russian President Vladimir Putin. Moscow's strongman of the post-Cold War era, or at least...
  • Diplomat killed in Afghanistan 'had a great worldview'

    Diplomat killed in Afghanistan 'had a great worldview'
    As strangers lined up for white ribbons and American flags to show their support, family and friends of Anne Smedinghoff mourned the loss of a young diplomat who was determined to see the world — and possibly beyond. Her brother, Mark, recalled...
  • Five questions ... for Bill Burwell

    Five questions ... for Bill Burwell
    Bill Burwell wants to see more Maryland firms competing globally. "We want to enable Maryland firms to win in overseas markets," said Burwell, director of the U.S. Commercial Service in Baltimore, the Commerce Department's trade promotion arm and part of...
  • U.S. copyright industries add $1 trillion to GDP

    U.S. copyright industries add $1 trillion to GDP
    The economic contributions of U.S. copyright industries reached new heights last year, for the first time contributing more than $1 trillion to the gross domestic product and accounting for 6.5% of the nation's economy, according to a new report. The...
  • Mandela and Obama: two paths to power [Commentary]

    Mandela and Obama: two paths to power [Commentary]
    Seldom does the death of a foreign leader touch the hearts and minds of Americans as did the passing at age 95 of Nelson Mandela, who suffered, struggled and eventually led South Africa out of the scourge of racial apartheid and became, almost...
  • U.S.-India summit comes as relations between the two languish

    NEW DELHI — Although economics, trade, security and nuclear energy will figure prominently when President Obama meets with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Washington on Friday, the elephant in the room will be a growing disenchantment with a...
  • Ronan Farrow: Our next public intellectual

    Alongside our heaps of reality television personalities, Kardashian-style celebrities and teenage pop stars, the United States is poised to get something it sorely needs: a public intellectual. Ronan Farrow has the celebrity background. He's the son...
  • Legal experts teach Syrian rebels to prevent human rights abuses

    GAZIANTEP, Turkey — When law student Ibrahim Olabi concluded his presentation to a group of Syrian rebels, the fighters had some difficult questions concerning international humanitarian law. Under the theory of collateral damage, they asked,...
  • Saudi Arabia rejects Security Council seat, lashes U.N. as failure

    Saudi Arabia rejects Security Council seat, lashes U.N. as failure
    A day after the United Nations elected Saudi Arabia to a prestigious seat on the Security Council, the Saudi leadership refused to accept the position and lashed out at the world body for "double standards" and failure to protect peace. It was a...