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A Congo conspiracy: Documentary seeks to answer question of who killed Dag Hammarskjold

A Congo conspiracy: Documentary seeks to answer question of who killed Dag Hammarskjold

Moments after midnight in the heart of Africa, a plane carrying one of the 20th century’s greatest peacemakers fell from the air. The crash site was immediately sealed. A quick inquiry blamed pilot error. The wreckage was buried. Only now, more than half a century later, is a fuller truth beginning to emerge. The death […]

Foreign leadership that America would do well to emulate

Foreign leadership that America would do well to emulate

A year ago in this space, I introduced the world’s three most promising new young leaders. All three seemed to be dynamic visionaries, deeply conscious of the magnitude of today’s global challenges. Now, after another year in office, how are they doing? Wonderfully well. They have gone from being the “three most promising” to the three […]

US foreign policy is life-and-death. Don’t expect any meaningful questions about it in the debates.

If you’re looking for bold ideas about America’s future role in the world, don’t tune in to this week’s debates among Democratic presidential candidates. The first round of debates made clear that moderators will not ask deep questions about foreign policy. That’s fine with most candidates, who don’t want to address such questions. Viewers are […]

Bill Keating is ‘not OK’: In search of a progressive challenger for my business-as-usual representative

MANY AMERICANS FACE the same electoral dilemma that frustrates me. We are outraged by the corruption of our political system, and by the suffering it is causing countless human beings around the United States and beyond. Yet when we look at our own representatives in Congress, we see the same bland, business-as-usual, go-along-to-get-along politics that […]

In an astonishing turn, Soros and Charles Koch team up to end US ‘forever war’ policy

BESIDES BEING BILLIONAIRES and spending much of their fortunes to promote pet causes, the leftist financier George Soros and the right-wing Koch brothers have little in common. They could be seen as polar opposites. Soros is an old-fashioned New Deal liberal. The Koch brothers are fire-breathing right-wingers who dream of cutting taxes and dismantling government. […]