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George W. Bush's recent tour of Africa was a series of campaign photo
opportunities dressed up as a diplomatic trip.

Peter Davis is on assignment in Iraq for The Nation.

The test of a great nation is whether it has the capacity to own up to
its mistakes and change course for the sake of the country and the
world.

The hard lessons of Guantánamo have yet to be learned, while many of the old mistakes are being repeated.

Although the laboriously negotiated and long-delayed Middle East "road map" received a diplomatic boost by the recent intervention of George W. Bush, the plan is replete with the same structural flaws that doomed the Oslo Accords.

Much of the talk in Europe these days--in newspaper offices, at dinner
parties, in foreign ministries--is about how the United States and
Britain were conned into going to war against Iraq, or

Richard Falk, Mary Kaldor,
Carl Tham, Samantha Power,
Mahmood Mamdani, David Rieff,
Eric Rouleau, Zia Mian,
Ronald Steel, Stephen Holmes,
Ramesh Thakur, Stephen Zunes

Dejectedly, a man sits on the ground.
The man has been detained. His hands are bound.
His crime is truly simple to explain:
Possessing pictures of Saddam Hussein.

The Iranian student demonstrations that began on June 10 initially
protested plans to privatize Teheran University and to raise tuition.
They quickly became a forum for criticizing the repressi

Whatever happens in Iraq, lying to Americans and the world about the reasons for war is not acceptable.

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Sort of like what President Bush and Condi Rice did in January 2009.

July 10, 2014

Humpty Dumpty hasn’t been put back together yet, thirteen years after the US invasion.

July 8, 2014

Tragedies compound, as Israel bombs Gaza again.

July 7, 2014

Adding yet more warfare to the current crisis will perpetuate exactly what the imperial powers set out to do: tear an entire region of the world asunder.

July 7, 2014

Now that Obama has given up trying to appease the GOP, why he is considering weakening a law intended to protect immigrant children from trafficking and violence?

July 4, 2014

Already working alongside Iran in Iraq, the US ought to end its support for Syria’s rebels, freeing Syria’s forces against ISIS.

July 3, 2014

Protect the embassy, advise Iraqi troops, protect Baghdad airport. And then?

July 2, 2014

Early warnings of an American policy in thrall to the Israeli right.

July 1, 2014

Be careful what you say about drones—they might be listening.

July 1, 2014

The Nation’s editor and publisher takes the notorious neo-con and Iraq war architect to task on ABC’s The Week.

June 30, 2014