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Bahrain Slides Back

The Bahraini monarchy has reverted to repression. That may keep a lid on sectarian unrest for now, but it’s no long-term solution.

An Evolving Hope That’s Here to Stay

R2P can be a prod for effective humanitarian intervention, but not a recipe suited to particular cases. Implementation can improve, but it will never be easy.

Benghazi and Beyond

Editor’s Note: The following is Ambassador Ronald E. Neumann’s testimony to the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs on “Benghazi and Beyond”, from November 15, 2012. Ambassador Neumann, president of the American Academy of Diplomacy, served as U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan from 2005 to 2007. He also served as U.S. Ambassador to Algeria and Bahrain, […]

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the roots of populism

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