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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...
  • WikiLeaks cheers Snowden asylum in Russia; rights groups dubious

    Edward Snowden and the WikiLeaks organization that helped him evade extradition to the United States to face espionage charges praised Russia for having “done the right thing” Thursday in granting temporary asylum to the former National...
  • Syria peace envoy Brahimi to Assad: Time for change, not reform

     
    Lakhdar Brahimi, the new international envoy responsible for seeking peace in war-ravaged Syria, said he had given President Bashar Assad a pointed message: Reform alone won't resolve the crisis....
  • 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...
  • Guantanamo terrorism convictions proving vulnerable on appeal

     
    Global Focus: Salim Hamdan has been home in his native Yemen for nearly four years since completing his sentence at Guantanamo Bay for providing "material support to terrorism" -- six years of domestic service to Osama bin Laden as gardener, bodyguard and...
  • A look at United Arts' new board members

     A look at United Arts' new board members
    I've written a lot this year about the various funding and policy changes at United Arts of Central Florida, the umbrella organization that supports more than 50 Central Florida arts and cultural groups. At its annual meeting this summer, United Arts...
  • In Theory: Does military spending betray America's religious ideals?

    America spends more on its military than any other country. U.S. military spending in 2012 was $682 billion, which is $516 billion more than incurred by China, the next biggest spender. This means the U.S. has the most technologically advanced and best-...
  • More thoughts on Syria

     
    With remarkably little to show for a week of intensive lobbying, the last bit of leverage that Democrats expect the White House to use is this: Barack Obama’s presidency depends on it... the lead paragraph of President Obama’s last best......
  • Putin appeals directly to U.S. public with stinging op-ed on Syria

    He invoked God, the pope and the rule of law, and recalled a time when the United States and Russia were allies "and defeated the Nazis together." But don't think for a moment that Vladimir Putin has lost his edge. In a bluntly worded commentary...
  • Kerry arrives in Geneva for talks with Russia on Syria

    LONDON – Secretary of State John F. Kerry has arrived in Geneva for hastily arranged talks with his Russian counterpart on a possible deal to impound Syria’s chemical weapons and avert a U.S. military strike on Damascus. Kerry and a U.S....
  • Al-Jazeera Taking Legal Action Against Egypt

    Al-Jazeera is taking legal action against Egyptian authorities, claiming that its journalists have been arrested without charges and harassed in past months, its London-based lawyers announced Thursday. The Qatar-based network said in a statement on...
  • Columnist Vladimir Putin vs. a grandmaster

     
    Russian president Vladimir Putin has an op-ed about Syria in today's New York Times A Plea for Caution From Russia This prompted former world chess champion and chairman of the Human Rights Foundation Garry Kasparov to tweet: I hope Putin......