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When asked why the United States should not invade Iraq and overthrow
Saddam Hussein, a prescient critic said, "Once you've got Baghdad,
it's not clear what you do with it.

The Iraqi struggle for independence from American rule has begun in earnest.

It is the beginning of the end for the United States in Iraq. No amount of glib optimism from Bush Administration soothsayers can conceal that reality.

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Although media attention has been focused on civil violence in the Baghdad area, Iraq's vast and vulnerable network of oil pipelines and pumping stations has become a major battlefield in the ong

The Haitian people have once again been excluded from their own governance.

The neocons haven't given up on "regime change" in Iran. Don't count them out.

Western firms and government leaders, not the people, benefit from Angola's wealth.

The American foreign affairs establishment seems finally to have gotten worried about the antics of the Boy Emperor.

The capture of Saddam Hussein has raised the question of how best to hold him accountable for the horrendous human rights violations committed by his regime.

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The United States is still involved in Iraq, though more quietly.

February 6, 2014

The Israel lobby, defeated on Iran, is in a weakened state when it comes to what it really cares about: Israel itself.

February 3, 2014

The country’s new president takes office amid rising tensions between developers on one side and indigenous and campesino communities on the other.

January 27, 2014

The United States broke a nation of human beings. It owes them an apology—and restitution.

January 27, 2014

How shall we mark the anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? 

January 27, 2014

Peace talks are underway, but the Post apparently believes that war threats are a better option.

January 24, 2014

Stephen Cohen appears on the John Batchelor Show and KPFA 94.1’s Letters and Politics to discuss the escalating violence in Kiev. 

January 23, 2014

The Syria peace conference is a good start, but there’s a long, long way to go.

January 22, 2014

But excluding Tehran will only make the peace conference that much harder.

January 20, 2014

The Obama administration is in the midst of negotiating a peaceful solution to Iran's nuclear program but a bill introduced by Senator Robert Menendez could destroy this historic opportunity.

January 17, 2014