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Lessons from Libya: Why America needs more language teachers

The idea that America has always been an English-only country promotes a false account of our past and our present. That false account justifies sweeping spending cuts in foreign language education that will make America less secure around the world, and less competitive in the global market


  What’s at Stake: Foreign policy

The heated rhetoric doesn’t offer much of a guidepost on how either would navigate the challenges ahead.


Politicizing the intelligence community

Last month, four Americans (including one U.S. Ambassador) were killed in a terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya. While the death of an ambassador is always monumental – Chris Stevens is the first ambassador killed in the line of duty since Adolph Dubs was murdered by extremists in Afghanistan in 1979 – [...]


A hollow victory: The slow unraveling of Libya

There’s been a months-long string of horrifying stories coming out of Libya that seems to merit mostly shrugs. Joshua Foust asks: What is going on?


International community ratchets up pressure on Syria. Is intervention the next step?

The king of Jordan called on Syria’s president to step down, just days after the Arab League suspended Syria from the body. Is intervention the only option?


What to do about Syria? The brutality continues, even as the world spotlight fades

Human Rights Watch said this week that more than 3,500 people have been killed in Syria. The brutality against civilians has only worsened, but the world can’t seem to agree on what to do about it.


Photos: The death of Gadhafi

Libyans celebrate the death of Moammar Gadhafi.


Dramatic video claims to show Moammar Gadhafi in final moments before death in Libya

Libyan opposition bloggers posted what they claimed was footage of Moammar Gadhafi in his last moments before dying Thursday. The implications of his death were far-reaching.


Why sovereignty matters

Touting Libya as a triumph of interventionism before there is even a replacement government in place is the height of hubris and myopia, argues Joshua Foust.

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