Barbara Slavin


Hopes rise for a nuclear deal with Iran

The buzz from Geneva is that international talks there on Iran’s nuclear ambitions are approaching a deal. The deal could limit Iran’s nuclear capabilities for a decade or more, in exchange for an easing of sanctions.

Global Politics

Talks with Iran fail, for the moment

US Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Geneva over the weekend when a deal over Iran's nuclear program seemed imminent. But the negotiations came up short, leaving ordinary Iranians still struggling under international sanctions.

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What we know from Bradley Manning's leaks

Bradley Manning, 25, was sentenced to 35 years in a military prison for leaking classified documents to the website WikiLeaks. Depending on whom you ask, however, the contents of those documents could amount to remarkable disclosures or well-written gossip.