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FARC (tentatively) ends 50 year rebellion in Colombia

Well, today was a real downer if you’re a fan of decades-long, body-laden exercises in Latin America-based futility. Along with the announcement that the U.S. and Cuba… 287 more words


Pointless atrocities

How can you process something like this?

Militants from the Pakistani Taliban have attacked an army-run school in Peshawar, killing 141 people, 132 of them children, the military say.

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Obama nominates hawkish Ashton Carter as next Secretary of Defense

After Michèle Flournoy and Sen. Jack Reed both said “thanks, but no thanks” to the chance to become Barack Obama’s fourth defense secretary, the last top candidate standing was… 443 more words

America F*ck Yeah

What if Petro Poroshenko CAN'T cut a deal with Donbas separatists?

I suppose I’ve been a little hard on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko around here, and I want to acknowledge that maybe I’m being unfair. I suppose I have a natural disinclination toward… 755 more words


The point of no return

I’m afraid that when it comes to Israel, Palestine, and a Third Intifada, we may be approaching it:

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to “respond harshly” after five people — three of them U.S.-born rabbis — were killed in a synagogue Tuesday by two Palestinians wielding meat cleavers, an ax and a gun.

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Iran talks approach crucial deadline to, ah, agree to keep talking, probably

So we’re officially less than a week away from the November 24 deadline for the Iran-P5+1 nuclear talks to bear some fruit, and the final round of talks before that deadline… 2,596 more words


About that grand ISIS-Nusra alliance

Both Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi at Syria Comment and Scott Lucas at EA WorldView are calling bullshit on this supposed alliance between Nusra and ISIS, for reasons… 336 more words