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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.

This fall will see a fact-finding mission to Iraq to evaluate the condition of workers and the status of the labor movement.

Blogs

Instead of encouraging Cuban doctors to defect, the United States should be working with them to stop the spread of Ebola.

November 21, 2014

Religious tensions, remnants of the police state and a broken-down neoliberal economic model imperil Tunisia’s otherwise impressive democratic transition.

November 17, 2014

Mass graves are being found everywhere in Mexico, but none of them contain the missing forty-three student-activists. 

November 17, 2014

As the climate warms and the ice melts, the Arctic could become the next great theater of global cooperation—or a battlefield.

November 14, 2014

United Against Nuclear Iran targets legal trade with Iran as part of its divestment campaign.

November 13, 2014

During his second visit, Obama must confront troubling reports of backsliding reforms, attacks on civilians and evidence of war crimes.

November 13, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on how the pundits and politicians have failed us for fourteen Veterans Days straight.

November 11, 2014

With a US-trained military officer now running Burkina Faso, will Washington press for a democratic transition or legitimize a military coup?

November 7, 2014

An anti-Iran group is accused in court of peddling false information anew while enjoying protection from the Obama Justice Department.

November 4, 2014

The murder of a transgender woman in the Philippines reveals the homophobia in the Marine Corps and the dangers of US military presence in the region.

October 29, 2014