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Jeju Ladies

The US military’s aggressive Asia-Pacific strategy is escalating tensions with China and prompting local resistance throughout the region.

Oil spill

The recent World Energy Outlook report that has many cheering U.S. oil supremacy—when it should be setting off alarm bells on the climate crisis. 

Destruction in Gaza

Testimonies from Israeli Defense Force veterans reveal the truth about the ongoing occupation.

How quickly will the United States leave Afghanistan?

The election year outsourcing that no one is talking about.

Julian Assange

The Wikileaks founder has been in Ecuador’s London embassy for six weeks awaiting a decision on his request for asylum.

Black September commando

The security mania and spending orgy of our present-day Olympics were truly born that tragic September, forty years ago. 

An exchange between Colonel Tom Davis and TomDispatch Associate Editor Nick Turse about military involvement in Africa.

The vilifying charges levelled at Russia's president by the American media could undermine rational U.S. policy-making.

The United States’ current conflicts abroad are “1 percent wars”—remote, imperial wars of choice in which 99 percent of Americans have no stake.

Blogs

This week, Nation contributing editor Stephen Cohen appeared on the John Batchelor Show and The O'Reilly Factor to discuss the geopolitical stakes of the unrest in Ukraine. 

February 19, 2014

It’s a tragedy made worse by America’s overreaching.

February 19, 2014

And the White House is not happy.

December 12, 2013

A 60 Minutes host and producer face the music for serious journalistic impropriety.

November 26, 2013

New sanctions could ruin the prospects for a long-term accord, giving ammunition to hardliners in Iran while causing the existing sanctions regime to collapse. 

November 26, 2013

Despite objections from Israel and the usual suspects.

November 11, 2013

The super-typhoon that just hit the Philippines should be a wake-up call for climate-change negotiators in Warsaw.

November 11, 2013

The key witness in CBS’s report may have some credibility issues.

November 1, 2013

Saudi Arabia breaks with the United States over Syria policy.

October 22, 2013

A deal is in reach, if the Obama administration has the guts to pull it off.

October 16, 2013