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Everyone Hates the U.N. (Until They Need It)

Posted April 26th, 2016 at 3:04 pm (UTC-4)
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Caring too much about the United Nations, or evincing any faith in it, has been a mark of naiveté in Washington, even in Democratic administrations. But to get the most out of the world body, the United States has to be willing to invest.

Syria’s Assad Doubles Down on War Crimes

Posted August 18th, 2015 at 2:53 pm (UTC-4)
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By Barbara Slavin Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may hobble on in office for a while, but his place in history is already indelibly fixed as one of the most brutal and incompetent leaders of his era. Now in control of at most a third of Syria after four years of failing to quell a multi-sided […]