Iran Sanctions Watch: China on Board

It's official: China has joined the club of six world powers pursuing a fourth round of U.N. sanctions against Iran, closing the last remaining gap among the five countries with veto power on the U.N.

Haiti, Hopeful Yesterday, Suddenly Plunged Back Into Chaos

Haiti was already the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere when a 7.0-magnitude earthquake blanketed the island nation in devastation yesterday. In the past decade alone, aggressive deforestation had left the country without a stable food supply and extremely vulnerable to landslides.

Bolivia's Revolution

Bolivian president Evo Morales and his Venezuelan counterpart, Hugo Chávez, are comrades in a self-proclaimed socialist revolution. But their standing at home couldn't be more different.

Iran Sanctions: Too Much, Too Soon

Here comes the Obama administration's year-end deadline for Iran to comply with its nuclear demands, and the drumbeat for ramping up U.S. sanctions is growing in Washington.

Eric Goosby: No Hold on PEPFAR Funds for Uganda

Stigma is anathema to effective public-health work, but that's never stopped homophobic crusaders from mucking up the fight against HIV/AIDS before. Now, just as the South African government is finally changing its tune on the matter, Uganda is emerging as the world's new problem country.

G20 Protests, Underappreciated or Underwhelming?

One would think that holding the G20 in Pittsburgh would be the best way to keep the protesters away. It's a nice, quiet, conservative city that, as Sienna Miller once reminded us, doesn't exactly top the list of popular destinations.

Four Regulatory Reforms Obama Should Urge in Financial Speech

Lehman Brothers is dead; long live Lehman Brothers. Exactly one year after the ill-fated financial colossus filed for bankruptcy, spurring weeks of economic chaos and months of crippling recession, the verdict is in: little has changed in the culture of Wall Street.With that in mind, President Obama is set to mark the anniversary of Lehman's collapse today with a "major" speech that, he hopes, will reinvigorate efforts to overhaul the banking system.

Four Regulatory Reforms Obama Should Urge in Financial Speech

Lehman Brothers is dead; long live Lehman Brothers. Exactly one year after the ill-fated financial colossus filed for bankruptcy, spurring weeks of economic chaos and months of crippling recession, the verdict is in: little has changed in the culture of Wall Street.With that in mind, President Obama is set to mark the anniversary of Lehman's collapse today with a "major" speech that he hopes will reinvigorate efforts to overhaul the banking system.

New York Times Calls for Maziar Bahari's Release

The New York Times editorial today calls on Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to free our Man in Iran, Maziar Bahari. Maziar was detained over two months ago while covering Iran's disputed elections and the protests and government crackdowns that followed.

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