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Anti-government protesters

All parties involved share responsibility for the failure of negotiations and the escalation of violence in Ukraine. 

Lakhdar Brahimi

Thanks to the deft negotiations of this veteran UN troubleshooter, tensions have eased in the Geneva peace talks. 

Amr Hamzawy

Amr Hamzawy was one of the few liberals who condemned both the Morsi government’s misrule and the military coup. Now he’s increasingly isolated.

Guantánamo Bay

Prominent lawyers from Obama's home state of Illinois urge the president to shutter the infamous, illegal prison. 

Dick Cheney

It was Dick Cheney, more than any other official, who set the terms for the post-9/11 world we all share.

Israeli tank

Progress can’t be made toward a just settlement between Israel and Palestine until Washington quits arming one side to the teeth. 

Bill de Blasio

The powerful right-wing lobby doesn’t represent most American Jews, and it’s no longer the only game in town.

Flags

The Obama administration's strategic rebalance is really just a retreat. 

Egyptian flag

The country is awash in conformist state worship, fueled by the shrill narrative of a war on terror. 

SIGINT map

One key goal of NSA surveillance of world leaders is not US national security but political blackmail—as it has been since 1898.

Blogs

Child migrants and their families are the ones being affected by the shifts in policy, and ultimately, any decision made impacts their future first and foremost.

August 18, 2014

The president continues a two-decade legacy of wrapping the military option in Iraq in humanitarian packaging.

August 8, 2014

Debates about Israel’s war in Gaza tend to follow a predictable pattern.

August 5, 2014

The New Cold War has arrived, and the Washington hawks are unprepared. 

July 30, 2014

Passionate American opposition to Israeli policy has rarely been more important.

July 29, 2014

She tells CNN that she might favor “no enrichment for Iran” nuclear program.

July 28, 2014

In southeast Ukraine and in Russia, conspiracy theories abound.

July 24, 2014

People associated with groups taking a hard line on Iran sanctions accounted for twenty-two of the thirty-six testimonies solicited by House and Senate committees.

July 24, 2014

Washington’s armchair generals are salivating at the world’s current turmoil, seeing a chance to rehabilitate themselves.

July 23, 2014

The deaths of the MH17 civilians ought to be the occasion for a cease-fire and a renewal of talks.

July 22, 2014