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The African Union itself laid the groundwork for the continent's latest political crisis
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Prime Minister Maliki replaced able officers with political loyalists
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State Department documents show that, for 32 tense days last year, Muammar al-Qaddafi's government tried to use its stockpile of weapons-grade material to blackmail the United States
The U.S. spent months negotiating with a man posing as the group's second-in-command
If the Russian president gets nothing for his sacrifices, other world leaders may think twice about cutting deals with us
The group may be ideologically incompatible with a meaningful state alliance
Can the U.S. reproduce Saudi Arabia's hard-won counterterrorism successes?
Bad for gay servicemembers, good for the rule of law
Why we're protecting our stated enemy from our purported ally
As Pakistan urges on the Taliban, the U.S. seeks peace
Nichane discussed sex, religion, and political freedom
The former Iraqi leader has long been accused to misleading the U.S. into war
The one-time top cop in New York and Los Angeles on why homeland security is hometown security
The treasury secretary cited TARP as a bipartisan achievement and said inaction now on the economy will cost the U.S. greatly later
Failure to meet the challenge of foreign countries will doom the next generation to a lower standard of living than exists today
How two presidents who graduated from Princeton explain American politics and Barack Obama