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Some thoughts about “terrorism”

Terrorism everywhere, it seems: Ukraine, Iraq, Gaza. Or are we using the label as a substitute for serious thought?

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Death of a peacemaker

Eduard Shevardnadze, the last Soviet foreign minister, dies peacefully in retirement. His life is worth remembering.

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Blood and iron in Ukraine

Progress towards a resolution in eastern Ukraine has been made not by negotiation but by military action. Sad as it may be, that’s how the world often works.

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Kurds move closer still to statehood

With continued chaos in Iraq, the country’s Kurds find that independence may now be within their grasp.

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Colombians vote for peace

Colombia’s president gets the renewed mandate that he sought to pursue peace for his troubled country.

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Blair, Iraq and Afghanistan

The successful conduct of an election in Afghanistan provides an interesting counterpoint to Tony Blair’s call for a new intervention in Iraq.

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Election preview: Colombia

Colombia’s president is up for re-election, but his plans for peace with the country’s FARC guerrillas are not universally popular.

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Ukraine’s president off to a good start

Petro Poroshenko has been inaugurated as Ukraine’s new president, with a conciliatory Russian response that raises hopes for peace in the country’s troubled east.

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A coup – or not – in Bangkok

Martial law is declared in Bangkok, but the government remains in place for now. The generals seem set on trying to impose some sort of compromise.

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Nationalism trumps ideology, again

Communist neighbors China and Vietnam are at loggerheads over a long-standing territorial dispute that for practical purposes was settled 40 years ago.

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