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An Intelligence Vet Explains ISIS, Yemen, and "the Dick Cheney of Iraq"

Today marks the beginning of what I hope will be many opportunities to introduce true practitioners in the world of spying and killing to Phase Zero …

5 dangerous fantasies warping our foreign policy in the Middle East

Washington assumes the presence of U.S. troops will be a stabilizing force in the region, but why?<p>“Iraq no longer exists.” My young friend M, sipping a cappuccino, is deadly serious. We are sitting in a scruffy restaurant across the street from the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Manhattan’s …

“I really fault myself”: Retired Gen. Daniel Bolger on what we got wrong in Iraq

Three-star general and author tells Salon what we must learn to avoid making such terrible mistakes again<p>For much of the past six years or so, U.S. policy in the Middle East has had a "Godfather III" problem, with the recent (and strangely ignored) news that the war in Afghanistan won't be ending …

Nigerians Say Boko Haram Killed Hundreds in New Attacks

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Nigerians citizens are reporting that members of the militant group Boko Haram have killed hundreds …

Why Silicon Valley has a stake in India’s elections

In 2009, Maya Vishwakarma was living the American Dream. The daughter of a farmer from a poor village in India, she was the first woman from her district to get an advanced degree and go to the US to pursue a PhD. She eventually got her Green Card and settled in Silicon Valley, working as a …

There's a silent killer in India's homes – but it's not an election issue

In March, the World Health Organisation released its latest study which estimated a total of 7 million deaths worldwide in 2012 caused by exposure to air pollution – one in eight of all global deaths. Indoor air pollution was linked to 4.3 million of the deaths that occurred in homes which depend …

Why does India's election take so long?

<b>As India heads towards the eighth phase of its marathon general election on Wednesday, many are asking whether the world's largest democracy deserves such a protracted voting exercise.</b><p>For those not up to speed, India's 16th general election for its 543 parliamentary seats is currently being held in …

UPA decade was economy's best, says Chidambaram

Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who is also the Congress party spokesperson, on Thursday claimed economic growth during in the 10 years of the United …

In Pictures: Sweet side of Indian polls

For decades, confectioners in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata have been making sweets, locally known as <i>mishti</i>, to cater to the sweet-obsessed people of West Bengal state.<p>Amid the ongoing parliamentary elections, some confectioneries in the city have used the occasion to develop some …

Why Shakespeare fits with Syria tragedy

<b>For more Last Look, watch GPS, Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN</b><p>This month marks William Shakespeare's 450th birthday, and people around the world are celebrating – from Stratfordians to Syrians.<p>Yes, Syrians. One hundred Syrian children have just performed an adaptation of King Lear…in one of …

Zakaria: Ukraine crisis very, very significant

<i>CNN speaks with Fareed Zakaria about the latest developments in Ukraine, talk of a civil war, and whether Russia is likely to invade eastern Ukraine. This is an edited version of the transcript.</i><p><b>Russia's foreign ministry is now using words like civil war when talking about the possible outcome in</b> …

8 countries you won’t believe have it backwards on birth control

You can get the pill over the counter in Pakistan, but not in these eight countries<p>The top court in the Philippines upheld a controversial law Tuesday that requires health centers run by the government to hand out free condoms and birth control pills. It also requires sex education to be part of …

U.S. policy has gone liberals’ way for 70 years

<i>Matt Grossmann is a political scientist at Michigan State University and author of “Artists of the Possible: Governing Networks and American Policy Change Since 1945.”</i><p>Conservatives in Congress are the prime suspects in Washington’s dysfunction. Veteran congressional watchdogs Norman Ornstein and …

David Ignatius: Putin steals from the CIA’s playbook with anti-Soviet covert operations

The West has made NATO’s military alliance the heart of its response to Russia’s power grab in Ukraine. But we may be fighting the wrong battle: The weapons Russian President Vladimir Putin has used in Crimea and eastern Ukraine look more like paramilitary “covert action” than conventional military …