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Marine Le Pen

For the first time in recorded history, the ultra-right-wing National Front came first in a national election.

Crimea protest

Why is the Western press so invested in expounding the highly unconvincing narrative of the official line?

Mexico protests

Enrique Peña Nieto is using violence and repression to dismantle his country’s progressive legacy.

Narendra Modi

The Hindu nationalist ran on a platform of “good governance.” What will happen now that he’s won?

Putin and Jinping

The BRICS countries are creating a new global architecture that challenges the exceptionalist, unipolar world that Washington imagines for our future.

Benghazi Consulate

Each crisis, from Benghazi to the Boko Haram kidnappings, has provided further US justification for a military expansion that’s been underway for years. 

Kerry Fulbright

Long advertised as a flaship program for American cultural diplomacy, the Fulbright Program is now facing devastating budget cuts.

Alan Gross

The case of Alan Gross reflects Obama’s failure to “write a new chapter in US-Cuba policy.”

Barack Obama

The Obama administration’s decision to isolate Russia, in a new version of “containment,” has met with virtually unanimous support from the political and media establishment.

Robert Menendez

With Senator Foreign Relations chairman and Cuba hawk Robert Menendez mired in scandal, the embargo could finally be lifted.

Blogs

Alterman on Israel and Steve Tyrell, Reed on the Iraq War. 

December 16, 2011

Gingrich has been criticizing the State Department and calling for its overhaul. 

December 12, 2011

Newt Gingrich says Palestinians are “an invented people.” But even if he were right, it wouldn’t negate their right to self-determination. 

December 12, 2011

Eric on Israel theocracy vs. diaspora democracy, and Alter-reviews.

December 8, 2011

Extreme Israel hawks are increasingly just another part of the right-wing coalition. 

November 21, 2011

 Obama administration lowers temperature over Iran nuclear issue, and it loses its top Middle East hawk.

November 11, 2011

Less than impressive were the GOP hopefuls on the world outside our borders. But, at least, less hawkish than might have been.

October 19, 2011

Why does the mainstream media assume that a Putin presidency would have a detrimental effect on both the Russian people and American diplomacy?

October 18, 2011

Al-Shabab is the direct product of America's short-sighted and invasive foreign policy and American involvement in Somalia has benefitted the radical groups it has set out to defeat.

October 5, 2011

While Rick Perry hails the president's authorization of the killing of two Americans in Yemen, Paul rejects “assassinating American citizens without charges.”

October 1, 2011