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If I were Ralph Nader (and given the number of people screaming at me about stabbing Kerry in the back, I sometimes think I am), I'd get on the plane to Palestine and Baghdad and spend less time

Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen, once a supporter of the war in Iraq, has been rethinking his position.

Nonproliferation--the global campaign to prevent the further spread of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons--must be applied in a nondiscriminatory fashion to be effective.

When John Kerry in a recent speech refocused his campaign by targeting George W.

Bush has managed to puncture Poles' image of America as essentially good.

Did Ariel Sharon, the Prime Minister of Israel, run a covert program with operatives in high-level US government positions to influence the Bush Administration's decision to go to war in Iraq?

The price we are paying for George W. Bush's unnecessary and illegal war in Iraq keeps rising: The number of Americans killed in the war has now passed the 1,000 mark.

We might provoke less violent demonstrations
If we invaded slightly fewer nations.

I've been in New York a week now, watching the city prepare for the Republican National Convention and the accompanying protests.

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Stephen Cohen talks with Jon Batchelor about how history informs the Ukranian crisis today.

March 25, 2015

Dozens of poor El Salvadorans were killed during the bishop’s funeral thirty five years ago.

March 25, 2015

Our own progress against racism in the United States remains too recent, too fragile and too incomplete to go on abetting apartheid in Israel.

March 20, 2015

After waiting years for a decision on their visa applications with no explanation for the delay, nine Iraqis are suing the US government they once worked for.

March 20, 2015

US liberalism and "democracy promotion" are in part to blame for current tensions with Russia.

March 20, 2015

The story Frank tells in his new memoir of Robert McNamara’s visit to Harvard in 1966 is, to put it generously, incomplete.

March 20, 2015

Stephen Cohen discusses whether the ceasefire, enforced by Minsk II, has the potential to return the Russian-Ukrainian border to the Kiev government.

March 19, 2015

Netanyahu won on the back of racism, making liberal support for Israel impossible. But Washington will likely persist.

March 18, 2015

American fingerprints are all over a botched commando raid in the southern Philippines that left dozens dead and shocked the country.

March 17, 2015

Undermining nuclear negotiations was just a joke!

March 17, 2015