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

From now on, the primary focus of American military strategy will not be counterterrorism, but the containment of an economically booming China— at whatever risk or cost.

HIGH SCHOOL FINALIST: With today’s weapons technology, danger can proliferate with much greater destructive force than our Founding Fathers could have ever anticipated. Dealing with these threats requires tremendous international cooperation.

Was there an alternative course of action for the United States that could have prevented the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks?

A protester in Tahrir Square

The protesters who have filled the streets of Arab cities for months now are demanding democracy and open government, and an end to the corruption and brutal humiliations of autocracy.

While the US funds democratic reform projects in the post-Mubarak age, Egyptians are mistrustful of American meddling in their domestic affairs.

Why is it that shelters known to be toxic are acceptable for Haitians but not Americans?

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.

Blogs

The crisis in Ukraine winds down in the wake of Poroshenko’s chocolate-covered win.

May 30, 2014

Dr. Stephen Cohen appears on The John Batchelor Show to discuss the election results in Ukraine.  

May 29, 2014

Dr. Stephen Cohen joins The John Batchelor Show to discuss the upcoming presidential election in Ukraine. 

May 22, 2014

The EU uses its border states as a barrier and prison camp for the frightened, impoverished people it would rather drown than save.

May 9, 2014

“I cannot begin to comprehend the terror you are feeling,” says Melissa Harris-Perry in her open letter.

May 5, 2014

Do the stalled talks herald the end of the two-state solution? If so, what comes next?

April 30, 2014

Answering statements of Holocaust acceptance with denial is becoming a Netanyahu trademark.

April 28, 2014

Stephen Cohen discusses President Obama’s revived policy of containment against Russia on The Thom Hartmann Program. 

April 25, 2014

“It would be a mistake to think that the diplomats who sat down in Geneva this week control the situation,” says Stephen Cohen.

April 21, 2014

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

April 18, 2014