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The president’s rapprochement with Raúl Castro is a crucial step in overcoming the long history of US intervention in the region.

We must rethink the post–Cold War security order.

It will not only forestall a Mideast arms race; it could lead to resolution of a number of other regional crises.

Brigadier General James Linder

The US military publicly insists its presence in Africa is negligible. Is that why they call it an American “battlefield” behind closed doors?

(Reuters/Roman Baluk)

The law, still to be signed by the president, is more about silencing the left than anything else.

Iran flag

Every time Washington has committed another blunder in the Middle East, Iran has stepped in to take advantage.

That breakthrough, and the president’s attendance at the Summit of the Americas, will help to build momentum for normalized relations.

Why debates about community development sidestep the issue of inequality.

His critiques of US policy are sharp, impassioned and true to democratic principles. If only Bush and Obama had bothered to listen.

Blogs

Some Tunisians fear that the government’s proposed solution to deal with violent radicals will undo the victories of the 2011 revolution.

June 29, 2015

We may very well see the faux caliph chased from his capital by feminist socialists.

June 25, 2015

A former Israeli diplomat lashes out against American liberals, the latest demonstration that the Israeli right—not BDS—is liberal Zionism’s real enemy.

June 25, 2015

The Obama administration decides to “position” heavy military equipment on Russia’s borders.

June 24, 2015

The theme of alternative foreign policy and national security possibilities is what animates an ambitious new project from our friends at Brave New Films.

June 18, 2015

Support for the Muslim Brotherhood has fallen, but they still command a sizable minority.

June 17, 2015

With mass deportations looming, Dominicans of Haitian descent live in constant fear of detainment.

June 15, 2015

While the US and Iraqi response is in disarray, the Islamic State is containable.

June 11, 2015

Hello! I am a beautiful American swimsuit model who loves apple pie, the American flag, popular television programs—and Vladimir Putin!

June 9, 2015

Two gay New York City entrepreneurs stirred anger by helping anti-gay GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz fundraise. Why'd they do it? Israel.

June 5, 2015