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Lockheed Martin

The biggest defense contractors are reaping profits off taxpayer dollars—whatever the mood of the moment.

Massai women at an anti-gender-based violence protest

The Helms Amendment bans the use of US foreign aid for all abortion care, including for victims of sexual assault. This International Women's Day, it's time to remember their plight.

Iraq soldier

Ignore the jingoism, from politicians and the press—the tenth anniversary marks a tenth year from hell. 

Bahrain protest

Two years after the Arab Spring came to Bahrain, protesters are still fighting rampant human rights abuses—a bloody battle that isn't likely to end anytime soon.

Janet Napolitano

Few are asking the hard questions about what security we actually need—and how to keep track of the billions of dollars that the government pours into it.

torture protest

What does it mean when torture, already the definition of "cruel," becomes usual?

The LGBT Center and a host of high-profile New York City politicians have endorsed open debate of Israel-Palestine—only with ritual support for Israel's policies.

Vladimir Putin

The president should stem growing tensions with Russia to earn its cooperation in combating terrorism and nuclear proliferation.

HIllary Clinton

She vowed to make women’s rights a cornerstone of US foreign policy. How did she do?

Expanding Washington’s military footprint in North Africa may be well intended, but it could be destabilizing and lead to blowback.

Blogs

Fox News becomes a caricature of itself, again.

September 16, 2014

US military officials outlined several scenarios ground troops could end up fighting in Iraq and said Obama hasn’t closed the door.

September 16, 2014

The United States can’t create peace by military force. We can only add to the destruction.

September 16, 2014

The former secretary of state and President Obama seem to be struggling with the whole “when in the course of human events…” thing.

September 16, 2014

If President Obama denounces military action, why is he preparing for another war in Iraq and Syria?

September 15, 2014

Appearing on Democracy Now! Monday morning, Lee Fang discussed "Who's Paying the Pro-War Pundits?"—his latest for The Nation.

September 15, 2014

Backed by US development aid, the Ethiopian government is seizing land, demolishing homes and cracking down on activists in a bid to expand its capital city.

September 12, 2014

Though it scarcely makes headlines, the Central African Republic’s vicious civil war has created a sickening humanitarian crisis.

September 11, 2014

Yazidi refugees now sleep in classrooms, hallways and the courtyards of facilities intended for children’s education. What happens when school starts?

September 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