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So what? No government erected on the ruins of Mohamed Morsy'sIslamist regime will be deemed legitimate by the millions of Egyptians whobelieve that Morsy was toppled by a coup. Absent such legitimacy, no governmentcan make its policies stick, however wis
Organized crime lurks behind many of the stories in theheadlines today, though the connection rarely becomes explicit. Alexey Navalny,the Russian opposition leader who was just convictedon probably spurious charges of embezzlement, made a name for himself
Kerry has beencommendably energetic in his efforts to restart talks. And it's clearly payingoff: The secretary of state seems to have received pledges from both sides notto take steps that could sabotage a revived peace process. He secureda commitment fro
Thereare a number of reasons to be skeptical of the reports of TTP participation inthe Syrian war. First, the TTP's chief spokesperson, Shahidullah Shahid, hasn'tcommented on the matter, though it is common practice for the TTP to speak onthe record throu
What If Snowden's Laptops Hold No Secrets? - By Noah Shachtman | Foreign Policy www.foreignpolicy.com
"No intelligence service -- not even our own -- has thecapacity to compromise the secrets I continue to protect," Snowden wroteto former Senator Gordon Humphrey of New Hampshire in an email published by theGuardian. "You may rest easyknowin
Though there is some truth to this narrative, June 30 wasless a revolution than a counter-revolution, carried out not by the photogenicyoung people who made Tahrir Square a household name two-and-a-half years ago,but by the orphans of the regime that thos
Thiswasn't always the case. When Mandela was imprisoned and struggling to endapartheid, the Republican Party -- through the policies of the Reaganadministration and the work of party activists -- opposed U.S. sanctionsagainst the white supremacist regime.
So she became determined that Pakistan should knoweverything. Minallah's first award-winning documentary, "Swara: A BridgeOver Troubled Water," portrayed themother and daughter from Matta. The film made its way to the highest echelonsof the poli
Naziawas only 5 when her father married her off to a much older man, a stranger, ascompensation for a murder her uncle had committed. The decision to give thelittle girl away as payment, along with two goats and a piece of land, was madeby a jirga -- an a
The average age of swara girls is between 5 and 9 years old,according to registered cases and local accounts. The reason provides aninsight into the immense challenge in changing deep-rooted traditions inPakistan: In the tribal areas, a girl older than th