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Tom Engelhardt and Jonathan Schell discuss American involvement in Vietnam and Afghanistan, US nuclear policy from the 1960s to the present and the dilemma of nuclear weaponry in the Obama era.

The nuclear dilemma in the Obama era.

Why the Obama administration's efforts to achieve a Middle East peace between the Israelis and Palestinians are inextricably linked to its efforts to bring Iran to heel.

At the UN this week, Barack Obama told the world to stop complaining about US hegemony and start working with Washington on big global problems. He should take his own advice.

The official secrecy and deceptions about our nuclear weapons posture and policies and their possible consequences have threatened the survival of the human species.

On the 64th anniversary of atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki the threat of a nuclear war remains potent. US nuclear policy hasn't changed enough since the Bush years.

Obama's promise to move toward disarmament is not the same as achieving it.

North Korea's rocket launch has set the hawks circling, threatening Obama's non-proliferation agenda before it's off the ground. Chuck Hagel is pushing back.

Post-cold war America is looking a lot like the former Soviet Union.

Edwards and Kucinich oppose nuclear power plants; Obama and Clinton are very much in favor: Will voters care?

Blogs

President Obama wants a six-month extension of the negotiations, and so do the Iranians. They’ll get it.

July 17, 2014

Hardliners in Israel, in Iran and in Congress are in the minority, it seems.

May 12, 2014

The IAEA chief's recent remarks refute the Israeli president's allegations of Iranian non-compliance with its nuclear commitments.

April 10, 2014

When the GOP threatened to cut national security ties with Russia over Ukraine, they put everyone’s safety on the line.

April 10, 2014

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

January 27, 2014

Robert Hatch’s conflicted review of Stanley Kubrick’s great satire, released fifty years ago this week.

January 25, 2014

Democratic senators warn new economic punishments are "a march towards war."

January 15, 2014

Editorials and punditry surrounding the Iran nuclear agreements in Geneva.

November 25, 2013

In the first in a series for the fiftieth anniversary of JFK’s death, this historian answers your questions.

November 19, 2013

Despite objections from Israel and the usual suspects.

November 11, 2013