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Wreckage of a Drone Strike in Yemen

Why are so many of our “surgical” strikes going so terribly wrong?

SPD leader Sigmar Gabriel

Can they survive another grand coalition with Angela Merkel’s CDU—and is it too late to rejuvenate the party that once subordinated capitalism to the public good?

Rabaa

At first it was the Muslim Brotherhood. Now dozens of journalists, non-Islamist activists and students have been detained and beaten.

Cuban and American flags

Irrational US policy is keeping hundreds of thousands of Cubans from spending the holidays with their families.

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Why it’s hard to make sense of US foreign policy.

Obama nobel prize

With a historic deal in Iran, the Obama administration is one step closer to fulfilling its peacekeeping promise.

(Reuters/Fars News/Sina Shiri)

It’s looking increasingly likely—but there’s reason to fear the White House will overplay its hand.

A group of Bengalis in the countryside

The humanitarian impulse has not vanished from US foreign policy. It has simply split into two camps.

US Border Patrol

For the US, “homeland security” is hardly limited to the homeland.

Malalai Joya

US forces used the plight of Afghan women to justify war—but twelve years later, women are still suffering.

Blogs

 Eric Alterman talks jazz, blues and Floyd while Reed Richardson zeros in on the "Bunker Bluster."

March 1, 2012

Recent violence has forced the administration to defend its strategy to stay for two more years. 

February 28, 2012

A new book shows that the HIV virus was triggered by wanton imperial depredations.

February 28, 2012

Have US counterterrorism operations in Yemen actually strengthened the threats they were designed to eliminate?

February 16, 2012

Hawkish adviser says Iran is ready to talk.

February 15, 2012

Hopefully, talks in Saudi Arabia and Qatar will converge, soon.

January 31, 2012

In his 2012 State of the Union address, the president chose to celebrate the US military. Critics chose not raise alarm about the spread of US militarism.

January 26, 2012

The White House should seek cooperation, not confrontation, with Beijing.

January 10, 2012

Many on the left have fallen for Ron Paul’s non-interventionism. But there’s a Republican with a more responsible approach: Jon Huntsman. 

January 6, 2012

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

December 16, 2011