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BP spill

Senior politicians in both parties have become so intoxicated by the idea of an American surge in energy production that they have lost their senses.

Special Forces

The officers running secret operations there have been calling Africa "the battlefield of tomorrow, today." 

Bellicose posturing could lead to disaster. The only way out is through diplomacy.

Venezuela protest

The same mentality that promotes secret schemes aimed at regime change abroad will be applied at home.

NSA headquarters

Everything you always wanted to know about CIA practices, proper cyberwar behavior and invasion etiquette. 

Occupy LA

Over the decades, this catchall term has lost all bite and meaning.

Pro-Russia protesters

Can the referendum results be interpreted in a way that allows politicians in both Kiev and Crimea to save face? 

Libya airstrike

Almost every move Washington has made in the region has helped spread conflict and chaos, while contributing to African destabilization.

Pro-Russia protesters

Russian nationalism would not have become as influential without the Ukrainian revolution and the Western support for it. 

Blogs

Only Congress can lift the embargo, and prominent Senators have threatened to block any ambassador to Cuba.

December 17, 2014

The two countries have resumed a dialogue after fifty years.

December 17, 2014

The history of US-Cuban relations in the last fifty-five years is the history of the loss of American prestige.

December 17, 2014

Revisting Empire's Workshop.

December 11, 2014

Ferguson has put America’s racial apartheid on the global stage.

December 9, 2014

Poverty doesn’t cause terrorism, but poor countries face special problems in dealing with it.

December 8, 2014

The people who deny that we’re in a new Cold War are the people who got us into it in the first place.

December 5, 2014

Even the Senate’s favorite nuke experts aren’t on board with derailing Iran talks, but that won’t deter the incoming Republican Congress.

December 4, 2014

When it comes to Ukraine, it’s time for the hawks to stand down.

November 25, 2014

The United States is rapidly shifting toward a more aggressive foreign policy with limited public debate.

November 24, 2014