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Reda Kateb (left) and Viggo Mortensen in Loin des hommes

Today, Albert Camus is still alive but changed, thanks to the art of David Oelhoffen and Kamel Daoud.

The president roped once-non-aligned India into a strategic alliance, but only by bolstering the Modi government, with its religious intolerance and pro-corporate policies.

President Obama

Obama’s foreign policy may be lackluster—but at least it’s better than Bush’s “visionary” drive towards world dominion.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

With his latest crass interference in US politics, he may have dug a deep hole for himself—and for America’s Israel lobby.

The Capitol in Washington

No matter who wins the presidency, we can count on the re-election of two words: “more war.”

US Special Forces in Sudan

What do you know about the special forces carrying out a secret war in more than half the nations on the planet?

The Interview premiere

The film perpetuates America’s myth of itself as the guardian of global peace. But in reality, it’s the United States that has too hastily escalated sanctions.

Blogs

That paranoid claim, trumpeted by Netanyahu and many Arab leaders, ignores the grassroots nature of regional movements.

March 30, 2015

The monarchy's motivations are not primarily sectarian.

March 27, 2015

Stephen Cohen talks with Jon Batchelor about how history informs the Ukranian crisis today.

March 25, 2015

Dozens of poor El Salvadorans were killed during the bishop’s funeral thirty five years ago.

March 25, 2015

Our own progress against racism in the United States remains too recent, too fragile and too incomplete to go on abetting apartheid in Israel.

March 20, 2015

After waiting years for a decision on their visa applications with no explanation for the delay, nine Iraqis are suing the US government they once worked for.

March 20, 2015

US liberalism and "democracy promotion" are in part to blame for current tensions with Russia.

March 20, 2015

The story Frank tells in his new memoir of Robert McNamara’s visit to Harvard in 1966 is, to put it generously, incomplete.

March 20, 2015

Stephen Cohen discusses whether the ceasefire, enforced by Minsk II, has the potential to return the Russian-Ukrainian border to the Kiev government.

March 19, 2015

Netanyahu won on the back of racism, making liberal support for Israel impossible. But Washington will likely persist.

March 18, 2015