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The president’s rapprochement with Raúl Castro is a crucial step in overcoming the long history of US intervention in the region.

We must rethink the post–Cold War security order.

It will not only forestall a Mideast arms race; it could lead to resolution of a number of other regional crises.

Brigadier General James Linder

The US military publicly insists its presence in Africa is negligible. Is that why they call it an American “battlefield” behind closed doors?

(Reuters/Roman Baluk)

The law, still to be signed by the president, is more about silencing the left than anything else.

Iran flag

Every time Washington has committed another blunder in the Middle East, Iran has stepped in to take advantage.

That breakthrough, and the president’s attendance at the Summit of the Americas, will help to build momentum for normalized relations.

Why debates about community development sidestep the issue of inequality.

His critiques of US policy are sharp, impassioned and true to democratic principles. If only Bush and Obama had bothered to listen.

Blogs

What will it take to repair US-Russian relations?

April 20, 2015

Not correcting the story of Richard Engel’s kidnapping is worse than the Brian Williams scandal.

April 17, 2015

Stephen Cohen talks to John Batchelor about what will happen if Minsk II fails.

April 16, 2015

Lincoln Chafee, who voted against authorizing Bush’s war, challenges Clinton—and her pro-war vote.

April 10, 2015

Yes, despite claims to the contrary by pols and pundits.

April 9, 2015

Blame the US, not Putin, for undermining unity in Europe.

April 8, 2015

Neocons say Iran won't be like Iraq because it'll be easy. That's what they said about Iraq, too.

April 8, 2015

The vice president is promoting a 2016 budget that deepens the drug-war and free-trade agendas that contributed to the crisis.

April 7, 2015

What the media don’t cover when Colombian women are raped by members of the US military.

April 7, 2015

What are the Kremlin's true intentions in Ukraine?

April 6, 2015