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Despite a veneer of red cross assistance and earthquake relief volunteers, it seems that a new cold war is developing in Haiti, this time between the north and south of the western hemisphere.

Haiti's damaged National Palace in Port-au-Prince

A 2005 cable obtained by WikiLeaks predicted that the Haitian government was "unprepared to handle a natural disaster of any magnitude."

Despite all the post-earthquake promises, just a fraction of the aid pledged has actually been delivered.

Prospective winners (drone makers) and losers (Iraqis, Afghans and Americans) in the "War on Terror."

China is slowly winning control of the Greater Middle East and Central Asia's energy supplies with deals, strategy and lots of pipe.

"The idea that Obama is making good on a campaign promise to end the war is playing with words,” says The Nation's Jeremy Scahill.

“We never walked into Iran,” the three American hikers who have been detained in Iran since July 2009 say during a televised interview last month.

NYU professor and Nation writer Greg Grandin on GRITtv discussing Honduras, Colombia and Glenn Beck's "particular brand of Americanism that can't escape a tourette-like reference to race."

Nation Contributing Editor Christian Parenti talks about Obama’s lack of planning when it comes to Af-Pak.

Germany has problems--but on healthcare and gun control, it's way ahead of the States.

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The Nation’s Stephen Cohen theorizes about President Putin’s motivations in Ukraine on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

April 18, 2014

Nation contributing editor Stephen Cohen appeared on Democracy Now on Thursday, criticizing Obama and NATO for provoking a heightened conflict with Russia over Ukraine.

April 17, 2014

We don’t need a new Cold War.

April 17, 2014

As the conflict escalates, so too does the possibility of a military confrontation between the United States–NATO and Russia.

April 16, 2014

Katrina vanden Heuvel joins Sonali Kolhatkar on Uprising Radio to discuss the unfolding crisis.

April 15, 2014

Appearing on the John Batchelor Show, Stephen Cohen weighs in on whether a meeting among world leaders can lead to a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis.

April 10, 2014

The IAEA chief's recent remarks refute the Israeli president's allegations of Iranian non-compliance with its nuclear commitments.

April 10, 2014

“We are two steps from the looming danger of war,” says Stephen Cohen. “That need not happen. There's a way out…”

April 7, 2014

“I don't want to sound alarmist,” says Stephen Cohen, “but I believe we've come certainly to the worst crisis since the Cuban Missile Crisis between the United States and Russia.”

March 28, 2014

They're using the Ukraine crisis to push for expedited approval of US natural gas exports.

March 25, 2014