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Washington always imagines it can control combustible situations abroad. It can’t. And it won’t.

Kerry and el-Sissi

The conviction of three Al Jazeera journalists yesterday underscored the hypocrisy of US support for Egypt’s General Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

Iraqi Oil Refinery

Once again, the media fails to address the issue underlying much of the violence in Iraq—control over its most precious resource.

Iraqi Funeral

In 2003, Bush and friends dreamed up a jihadi Iraq with deep ties to al-Qaeda. Now, their convenient nightmare is becoming a deadly reality.

Bush

Former president Bush is to blame for the present crisis in Iraq—along with decades of murder, lies and imperial aggression.

The presidential run-off this weekend and talks with the FARC are obscuring horrific violence in places like Buenaventura—and US multinationals are deeply implicated.

Vietnam

In fifty years of nearly nonstop American warfare, we’ve learned little and achieved less.

Mohammad Javad Zarif

The key “evidence” of an Iranian nuclear weapons program comes via the MEK, a cult-like terrorist group—and was likely produced by Israel.

Sisi Hazem

Its ‘generosity’ toward Cairo notwithstanding, Washington has been reduced to the role of a helpless bystander.

UKIP

Labour has to lead the case for a modern, multicultural society that needs the skills of migrants to compete in the global economy. 

Blogs

Romney uses scaremongering language to rally xenophobic voters and conservative Jews.

October 1, 2012

The president kowtows to GOP criticism on foreign policy.

September 25, 2012

A diplomatic solution to Syria’s civil war remains unlikely—but possible.

September 24, 2012

His leaked remarks on Israel and Iran are more than mistakes—they prove Mitt Romney knows nothing about foreign policy. 

September 19, 2012

Data obtained by The Nation show that recent attacks on US troops by uniformed Afghans will also mean higher civilian casualties. 

September 18, 2012

Conservatives are complaining that sometimes President Obama reads intelligence briefings instead of getting them in person. How did George W. Bush handle it? 

September 13, 2012

The Obama administration's quiet reponse to a 2010 bombing in Georgia contrasts with the macho foreign policy vision Mitt demonstrated with his response to riots in the Arab world this week.

September 13, 2012

Almost everything most of the media told us about the man behind the anti-Islam film that sparked riots in the Arab world was wrong.

September 13, 2012

Can you imagine this man in the White House?

September 13, 2012

Republicans should call their chairman out for intentionally creating a false impression after the death of the US ambassador to Libya. 

September 12, 2012