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July 2014

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After the war in Gaza

For the sake of civilians, a way must be found for Hamas leaders to leave.

An anti-corruption campaign in China shows the shortcomings inherent in a one-party system.

What might follow Hamas?

The Israeli invasion of Gaza resembles the 1982 invasion of Lebanon. Its outcome might be similar as well.

Without direct Russian intervention, the rebellion in eastern Ukraine will be lost. With it, more would be lost.

The influx young people from Central America to the US is a complicated, contentious issue. But there may be a way forward.

Money, weapons, and diplomacy have so far failed to put out the many fires burning in the region.

Flying is far less risky than other means of travel, thanks to a major effort to improve safety in recent decades.

First, stop the conflict in Gaza. Then help Gaza realize its potential.

Vladimir Putin's actions are costing Russia hearts and minds -- in Ukraine and around the world.

If the skies of Eastern Europe are no longer safe for air travel, the Ukraine crisis has, in effect, become a global crisis.