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Afghani kids

The US has three lousy options with Afghanistan. Pick one.

In his inaugural speech, the president vowed to engage with other countries so as to "lift suspicion and fear." He should reach out to forge a more sane and sensible relationship with Cuba.

South China Sea

Will China-Japan-US tensions in the Pacific ignite a conflict and sink the global economy?

Chuck Hagel

Chuck Hagel is no leftist. But he has stood up to AIPAC, the defense industry and the neocons.

Vladimir Putin

Obama, Congress and the media continue their dangerous, one-dimensional approach.

Amy Wilentz

The tension between the personal and the political permeates new books on Haiti by Amy Wilentz and Jonathan M. Katz.

Dwight Eisenhower

Fifty years ago, college was cheap, unions were strong and there was no terrorism-industrial complex.

Joe Biden, Leon Panetta

The Pentagon is intent on pursuing its own global version of the Second Amendment.

torture protest

Zero Dark Thirty has us arguing over whether torture works, not whether it should be banned.

The film is a seven-pronged attempt to making US torture and detention policies once again palatable.

Blogs

Do the stalled talks herald the end of the two-state solution? If so, what comes next?

April 30, 2014

By linking itself to Washington in its territorial disputes with China, the Philippines risks getting caught up in a superpower conflict.

April 30, 2014

Answering statements of Holocaust acceptance with denial is becoming a Netanyahu trademark.

April 28, 2014

And expanding or strengthening NATO will make things worse.

April 28, 2014

Stephen Cohen discusses President Obama’s revived policy of containment against Russia on The Thom Hartmann Program. 

April 25, 2014

As the Obama administration increasingly embraces a Cold War mentality in its dealings with Putin's Russa, Nation contributing editor Stephen Cohen asks, where are the dissenting voices?

April 23, 2014

“It would be a mistake to think that the diplomats who sat down in Geneva this week control the situation,” says Stephen Cohen.

April 21, 2014

Russia’s foreign minister threatens further intervention as Biden arrives in Kiev.

April 21, 2014

The Nation’s Stephen Cohen theorizes about President Putin’s motivations in Ukraine on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

April 18, 2014

Nation contributing editor Stephen Cohen appeared on Democracy Now on Thursday, criticizing Obama and NATO for provoking a heightened conflict with Russia over Ukraine.

April 17, 2014