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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.

Migrants in Russia

A recent campaign against illegal migrants in Russia reveals the corruption at the heart of the issue.

President Harry Truman and Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh

Sixty years ago this week, the CIA successfully staged a coup to overthrow Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh.

Star Wars

Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Rambo, Red Dawn and how a tale of American triumphalism was returned to the child’s world.

Blogs

Despite talk of a pivot to Asia, the US military‘s gaze has settled on Africa. 

May 28, 2014

Pope Francis’ seemingly impromptu prayer at Israel's apartheid wall hinted at a radical critique of Israel in an otherwise carefully orchestrated trip.

May 28, 2014

The president delivers a robust defense of his reluctance to use military force. Well, except for drones.

May 28, 2014

Outnumbered by the country’s rural voters, Thailand’s once vibrantly democratic urban middle class has embraced an elitist, antidemocratic agenda.

May 27, 2014

As secretary of state, Clinton accomplished little, but usually came down on the side of using force.

May 27, 2014

Tomorrow’s West Point speech may explain it all.

May 27, 2014

According to one of its producers, the film “tells the story of two ex-soldiers... who walk across the country in a bid to heal from their time on the battlefield.”

May 27, 2014

Dr. Stephen Cohen joins The John Batchelor Show to discuss the upcoming presidential election in Ukraine. 

May 22, 2014

It’s the product of both deregulatory neoliberal capitalism and Korea’s authoritarian past—a history in which the United States played no small part.

May 21, 2014

Patience is needed on all sides, and the US ought to make clear what sanctions relief Iran can expect once a deal is done.

May 19, 2014