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FT: Bashar al-Assad: Behind the Mask

Author: Roula Khalaf

He was an unpromising youth who gained power by accident. Today he's the Arab world's most notorious dictator. But who really is this man? The Financial Times' Roula Khalaf profiles Bashar al-Assad.

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Marriage Equality

Author: Julia E. Sweig
Folha de Sao Paulo

Julia E. Sweig analyzes President Obama's historic announcement in support of marriage equality for same-sex couples.

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Renewal of U.S. Security Cooperation With Bahrain, May 2012

The U.S. State Department released this statement on May 11, 2012. Most of the details about the original 1992 U.S.-Bahrain defense agreement are classified; according to a press conference after the statement, this renewal includes providing "additional items and services to the Bahrain Defense Force, the Coast Guard, and National Guard...for the purpose of helping Bahrain maintain its external defense capabilities."

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