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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.

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.

Blogs

Only Congress can lift the embargo, and prominent Senators have threatened to block any ambassador to Cuba.

December 17, 2014

Poverty doesn’t cause terrorism, but poor countries face special problems in dealing with it.

December 8, 2014

When it comes to Ukraine, it’s time for the hawks to stand down.

November 25, 2014

Mass graves are being found everywhere in Mexico, but none of them contain the missing forty-three student-activists. 

November 17, 2014

An anti-Iran group is accused in court of peddling false information anew while enjoying protection from the Obama Justice Department.

November 4, 2014

Many journalists went after Webb, destroying his reputation and driving him out of the profession and into a suicidal depression. Now they’re at it again.

October 10, 2014

NATO leaders—including President Obama—have escalated tensions in Ukraine while dismissing opportunities to bring the conflict to a reasonable conclusion quickly.

September 9, 2014

“We are in the classic fog of war,” says Stephen Cohen.

August 27, 2014

When Chancellor Merkel meets with President Petro Poroshenko, she’s going to want something in return

August 21, 2014

Debates about Israel’s war in Gaza tend to follow a predictable pattern.

August 5, 2014