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US war-fighting numbers to knock your socks off.

Is the prime minister of the Palestinian Authority a "radical bean counter" or savior of the two-state solution?

It is Chile's democratic, socialist roots, not the free-marketers who prevailed after Pinochet's coup, that are to thank for the strict building codes that have protected citizens from the earthquake.

The Obama administration's diplomatic engagement with Damascus should not come at the expense of democracy and human rights activists.

The continued portrayal of Haiti as the basket case of the hemisphere without accurate contextualization further wounds the Haitian people and misleads the American public.

Still relevant, fifty years later: William Appleman Williams's Tragedy of American Diplomacy.

Connecting the dots between North Korea and the United States.

Graduates of the Bush years, initiates of the Obama era, here's a commencement address that's suitably obscure and yet somehow ringing.

In order to solve our problems Americans must begin to see ourselves as we really are.

Qataris meet with a visitor to ponder the world economy, the plight of the Palestinians and a new American president.

Blogs

Katrina vanden Heuvel appears on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry for an update on the Ukraine crisis. 

March 10, 2014

Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel calls for an end to sabre-rattling over Ukraine in an appearance on CNN’s Amanpour

March 5, 2014

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