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Analysis: A US-Iran handshake that was 'too complicated' to take place. A breakthrough on Syria that was not reached. The UN General Assembly has been more significant for what did not happen than for what did.
Analysis: Between UN and German intelligence reports, explanations of who was behind Syria's chemical weapons attack still run the gamut.
Analysis: The chemical weapons plan seems great, but could require 75,000 soldiers. If the US won't send them, will Russia?
Analysis: Why did a seemingly offhand remark by Secretary of State John Kerry become the back-from-the-brink solution for Syria? A look at who wants what in this increasingly bizarre standoff.
Analysis: America’s crisis over Syria has its roots in the deceptions and missteps stemming from the World Trade Center attacks.
Analysis: With the Syria conflict heavy on leaders' minds, Russia's G20 economy powwow looks more like a UN affair.
Senate and House committee hearings expose numerous fault lines in the administration’s case for war.
Members of Congress will now have to share the responsibility for any military action in Syria.
Analysis: Despite the desertion of key allies, the White House seems more determined than ever to intervene in Syria.
Analysis: Amid the West's scramble for consensus to strike, the only thing worse than intervening in Syria, experts say, is doing nothing.
The international community is poised to act in Syria. But will it do any good?
Analysis: Why the president’s Mideast policy makes a certain sort of sense, and why it can't fail to disappoint his supporters.
Analysis: Bradley Manning’s sentence may say more about the government than about the young Army private convicted for sharing classified documents with WikiLeaks.
The political cost of inaction mounts as the crisis in Egypt (and Syria) deepens.
Sadder but wiser, the man behind the largest classified data breach in US history apologizes for his actions.
Washington and Moscow aren’t exactly chummy these days, but don’t blame Edward Snowden.
Analysis: Embassy closures and a travel alert after 'significant' and 'specific' threats give Americans a rare moment of bipartisan unity, just when the surveillance pot was starting to boil.
What can you expect from a president who hates gays, loves Hitler and thinks he’s the queen of England?
What about Bradley Manning’s leaked video allegedly showing a brutal US airstrike on Garani, Afghanistan, that WikiLeaks never released?
Analysis: Bradley Manning’s acquittal on charges of aiding the enemy has encouraged his supporters, but the case casts a long shadow over the Obama administration.