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  • The closing of Abu Ghraib and the U.S. failure in Iraq

     The closing of Abu Ghraib and the U.S. failure in Iraq
    The government of Iraq last week announced that it had padlocked the infamous prison at Abu Ghraib. The gates are closed, the inmates moved. Whether the closure is permanent or temporary — Iraqi officials suggest the latter — this ought to qualify as a notable milestone. By any measure, this ought to qualify as a notable milestone. What does it signify?
  • What Putin wants, and how he plans to get it

    What Putin wants, and how he plans to get it
    It was tempting to look at last week's diplomatic agreement to pull Ukraine back from the brink of war and see the beginning of a grand compromise between Russia and the West. Tempting, but mistaken. Vladimir Putin is still winning most of what he...

    Immigrants seeking U.S. protection spend months in detention, suit says

    Immigrants seeking U.S. protection spend months in detention, suit says
    Thousands of immigrants seeking protection in the United States have spent months in detention waiting for the government to determine whether they may have legitimate cases, even though regulations say they should receive a determination within 10 days,...

    Pro-Russia gunmen in Ukraine defy Geneva pact, refuse to disarm

    Pro-Russia gunmen in Ukraine defy Geneva pact, refuse to disarm
    MOSCOW -- Separatist gunmen in eastern Ukraine on Friday defied calls by world powers for them to surrender their arms and leave the government buildings they have seized in support of demands of independence from Kiev. Top diplomats from Russia, the...

    Ukraine talks yield an unexpected agreement

    Ukraine talks yield an unexpected agreement
    Diplomats from the East and West had an unexpected meeting of the minds Thursday and drafted a plan for tamping down hostilities in eastern Ukraine by disarming rogue gunmen and restoring government sites seized by pro-Russia militants to their...