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President Barack Obama at UN

Eight exceptional(ly dumb) American achievements of the twenty-first century.

Free Syrian Army soldiers

Before there was a civil war and before Syria became the world’s chessboard, there was a peaceful uprising for freedom and dignity.

Refugee voucher program

The views of refugees in Jordan are shaped by their individual experiences of war and their collective expatriation from home. 

Zaatari refugee camp

For Syrian refugees in Jordan’s Zaatari camp, arguments about international law ring hollow.

Obama briefs congressional delegation on Syria

Why saying no to Syria matters (and it's not about Syria).

President Barack Obama

Kerry's rhetorical point may give Obama an option besides ill-advised airstrikes. 

Shelling in Syria

There are both practical and humanitarian reasons to oppose US airstrikes in response to the horrific chemical weapons attack.

Albert Camus photographed by Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris, circa 1945

Algerian Chronicles shows that Camus still has something to say to us—not about terrorism but economic justice.

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