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A world watching

If Washington gets back to business quickly, the world will probably see the shutdown as just another quirk of a nation that likes to describe itself as exceptional.

A month to watch

How October 2013 unfolds likely will be crucial to what voters decide in November 2014.

Hope stirs in Mideast

Two big opportunities have appeared on the international scene in recent days – one with Iran, the other with Syria.

Why go to the brink?

If you live in the United States, you know that there is a battle royal over the three-year-old Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.”

Behind Iran's new face

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s “charm offensive” is indeed charming.

A shift in the wind

Call it the baby cold war.

Freedom in the balance

Civil society needs protection from becoming a soft target, but it cannot pay for that protection with the loss of essential freedom.

Islam's silent majority

Radicals are aggressive by nature. Moderates are not. But moderates abound.

It's time to talk in D.C.

Once again, a fiscal cliff looms.

Testing Iran's intent

Yesterday, Iran released 11 political prisoners, including a prominent human rights lawyer and a reformist politician.