Condi’s Freedom War

In Newsweek, Condoleezza Rice shares exclusive excerpts from her new memoir, including details of a secret Mideast peace deal, how she felt during Hurricane Katrina and more.

The Maid’s Tale

In an exclusive interview with Christopher Dickey and John Solomon, Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s accuser tells of the alleged rape.

Union Jacked

A new history shows how the British almost turned the tide in the Civil War.

Intelligence Test

America’s spies have lost many of their most valued allies in the war against the jihadists.

Inside the NYPD's Special Victims Division

How do you know who’s lying and who’s telling the truth about a rape? From no-name scoundrels to big-power suspects like Dominique Strauss-Kahn, these cops crack New York’s most shocking sex crimes.

Why Sarkozy Went to War

My philosopher made me do it! France's president needed help taking down Gaddafi. He got it from the intellectual swashbuckler Bernard-Henri Lévy.

‘Drinking From a Fire Hose’

In times of trouble, Obama often looks to his predecessors for guidance. But amid such a pileup of disasters, crises, and wars, who’s the best model?

How Gaddafi Friended Bush, Blair, and Berlusconi

Before Libyans rose up against him, Muammar Gaddafi used money, and well-timed diplomatic overtures, to worm his way into the West’s good graces. How Bush, Blair, and Berlusconi gave the brutal dictator a makeover.

When Strongmen Become Straw Men

Western decision makers would be worried enough about what might emerge from massive popular revolts in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, and from the simmering conflicts in Bahrain and Yemen, but they’re also contemplating the prospect that similar unrest could spread far outside the Arab world, from Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe.

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood: How High Will It Rise?

At least for the moment, the Brotherhood will remain an important player in the Arab world wherever it can participate in free and fair elections. Democracy is about organization, not the random will of the masses. The party that can get out the votes gets control of the government. But the Egyptians have known and watched the Brotherhood for a long time, and in an open, peaceful political system its mystique should soon disappear.

Hizbullah Ruling From the Shadows

If Hizbullah weren’t so smart, it wouldn’t be so dangerous. This Shiite militia, created by Iran and backed by Syria, has never had a problem using force, naturally. But now that it is in a position to govern—a position it got to through constitutional maneuvering—it’s not acting like the overbearing Party of God so much as an éminence grise.

Tunisia Riots: The Youth Revolution

Riots have chased out the African nation's president, leaving the region's future in upheaval. Demographic shifts fomenting the Arab world's hunger for change.

The Shadow War

Someone is killing Iran’s nuclear scientists. But a computer worm may be the scarier threat.

WikiLeaks Documents Show How Strong U.S. Diplomacy Is

The very essence of diplomacy between nations in the old days—maybe even yesterday—lay in knowing the difference between official communications, unofficial ones, and those that, being leaked, might be denied. All of these modes had their uses for signaling intent, saving face, or stepping back from a brink. And they still do, as the 250,000 U.S. State Department cables that have begun appearing on Wikileaks.ch amply demonstrate.

WikiLeaks and Fighting Words

The document dump has begun. On Sunday afternoon we entered what is sure to be another week, or more, of WikiLeak wonderment. Hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. State Department cables will be dribbled out day after day in a handful of newspapers with titillating revelations about foreign affairs that make us all, in the felicitous phrase of The New York Times, “global voyeurs” looking at the inner workings of diplomacy.